The question I’m asked daily is “Where do you think rates are headed?” Let’s use the image of a harbor with boats. The tide will ALWAYS raise and lower all boats. The tide is inflation. The boats are rates. Now from time to time storms will pass by and raise or lower the boats for…

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We received this email and thought it was pretty funny. Thought we would share with you. Your House As Seen By: Yourself… Your Buyer… Your Lender… Your Appraiser… And… Your County’s Tax Assessor…

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Attention curious friends out there! Here are some fun facts from Trulia.com. I think this is pretty interesting. The top 5 cities with… … the largest homes.  1. Westminster, SC (16,129 sq. ft.) Holy Moly, I would get lost! 2. Brentwood, NY (10,297 sq. ft.)  3. Roslyn, NY (9,105 sq. ft.)  4. Cherry Hills Village, CO…

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To clear a clogged or slow drain put one cup of baking soda down your drain and then follow that with one cup of vinegar. Let that bubble for about 5 minutes and flush with hot water. Quick and easy, that’s how we like it!

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Last week the Fed told us that growth is better than they would have predicted 6 months ago signaled by greater consumer spending, durable goods purchases and some signs of increased investment. Then, this week, the Empire Manufacturing Index showed continued growth, jobless claims were better than expected, existing home sales continued to show improvement…

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CountryLiving.com has some great suggestions for getting your house ready for spring. Take a look at the checklist and go ahead and get ready for Spring, because it will be here before we know it! The return of spring heralds a flurry of activity around the house, when a welcome feeling of renewal inspires us…

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Go to HomeDepot.com and click on Saving Center. Here are just a few of many great deals you can find! -10% off Appliances -Save More Bath Event Save $75-$250 -10% off Mohawk Hardwood and Laminate Flooring -Free Stainless Upgrade on Select Maytag Appliances -Save Up to $500 in Rebates on Select GE Appliances -$2.95 Shipping…

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America Home Shield- Home Service Plan What is an AHS warranty? AHS home warranty is a renewable service contract that covers the repair or replacement of many of the most frequently occurring breakdowns of home system components and appliances. Why do I need it? Your home is most likely one of your biggest investments. Unexpected…

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The POSSIBILITY of future inflation moves mortgage rates. There are other factors…but this is the tide that lifts or lowers regardless of the local weather. When investors look at the global economy they try to figure out how the influencing factors (European sovereign debt, growth in China and India, US corporate earnings, consumer price index,…

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“I think I can…I think I can…” said the not so little economy that could. The first week of the new year shows us that we continue to improve in fits and starts with some leading indicators improving a lot and others only improving slightly. The big news this week was the ‘buzz’ about the…

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