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Brandon Moore is a senior mortgage banker (NMLS 258524) who resides in the East Valley with his wife and two boys. Reach him at (480) 222-8893 or BrandonM@ASmartLoan.com.
PHOENIX — Arizona's economy continues to mend, spurred largely by a people buying cars and parts.
A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year.
Mesa residents who need more information about what it takes to become a homeowner can attend a free workshop on Oct. 19.
You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture.
U.S. home prices rose 12.1 percent in June from a year earlier, nearly matching a seven-year high. But month-over-month price gains slowed in most markets, a sign that higher mortgage rates may weigh on the housing recovery.
Arizona home prices up 5.1 percent between quarters 1 and 2, 18 percent year over year.
If you’ve been considering making the jump from renter to homeowner, here’s some news that could help make up your mind. According to online real estate company Trulia, buying remains cheaper than renting in most communities across the country as long as mortgage rates stay below 10.5 percent. Even with the recent increase in the 30-year fixed rate to 3.9 percent, it’s still 41 percent cheaper to buy a new home than rent one, nationally.
In front of a large audience consisting of students, teachers and many others at Desert Vista High School, President Barack Obama proposed a plan he said can keep the growth of the housing market on track while avoiding another bubble.
President Barack Obama’s visit to the Ahwatukee Foothills’ Desert Vista High School marks the third time he’s stopped in the East Valley vicinity while in office.
President Barack Obama, seeking to buffer taxpayers from future housing market downturns, will urge Congress this week to back bipartisan efforts to shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage-giants bailed out by the government in 2008.
President Barack Obama's visit to Phoenix on Tuesday shines a spotlight on one of the nation's most rapid housing recoveries, with home prices soaring and bidding wars occurring on a regular basis.
U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening.
The number of homes sold in Ahwatukee this past month of June was slightly less than the previous month. We also saw about 18 percent less than the number of homes sold in June last year (2012).
The “tsunami” of foreclosures Arizona has seen since 2007 is subsiding to normal levels, but the Valley’s housing shortage could keep potential buyers away from their dreams for a while, one housing expert said this week.
U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most in seven years. The increase suggests the housing recovery is strengthening.
The recent announcements that over the next few years Nationstar will bring 1,200 jobs to Chandler and OnTrac will add 850 jobs to Chandler points to the efforts the city has made to secure more business opportunities for the community, its economic development director told the Tribune last week.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released Tuesday also rose 2.5 percent in April from March, the biggest month-over-month gain on records dating back to 2000.
A report issued by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicates the recent upswing in home prices has come at a steady, sustainable pace, meaning homeowners should not expect another bubble to burst.
Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.
U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market recover.
A new study quantifies for the first time the link between energy-efficient homes and mortgage risks, suggesting owners of Energy Star-certified houses are less likely to default on their home loans than members of a control group.
Dear Debt Adviser: I own my home and have no mortgage or note. I have no debts except a student loan of about $11,000, and I can pay that off right now. I’ve always wanted to be debt-free, and I could write a check tomorrow and do that.
After years in the doldrums, the housing market appears back on track. Home sales and prices are up, and mortgage rates remain near historic lows, reinvigorating the appeal of home ownership.
WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, the most in nearly seven years. The gains were driven by a growing number of buyers who bid on a limited supply of homes.