While all eyes are on the ‘Debt Ceiling Debate’, the key news that affects rates came out this morning:  The Gross Domestic Product.  The GDP numbers show our economy is still growing but VERY, VERY slowly.  Layoffs on the state and local government levels continue as states are forced to come to terms with lower…

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Just moving to town or need something fun to do? Then plan a trip to the zoo. It may still be hot outside, but if we are lucky and it cools down a bit it is always fun to go see all of the animals. If you have never been to the zoo then this…

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Did you know that in the Edmond and Oklahoma City area if you do not have a single smoke alarm that is working properly in your home that you can call the fire department and they can help? Each fire department has teamed up with merchants to help provide smoke alarms for each household. You…

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This week in the rate world is all about fear and hope.  Fear of a calamity and hope of a recovery.  As talks continue in Europe regarding what to do with Greece and the other nations that might default, fear pushed money into the United States bond market (this includes mortgages).  This pushed rates down.…

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  I saw this article and thought it was very interesting. Flies DRIVE ME CRAZY!! Hope this article will be interesting to you as well. You don’t always have to be on swatter duty in order to get rid of flies. Whether the pests are bringing your picnic down or calling your living room home,…

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There was not a lot of news this week. Both the consumer and producer price indices came in showing inflation basically unchanged from last month and within the target range of the Fed. One interesting note was that the Empire State Manufacturing Index and the consumer confidence number came in lower than expected. This tells…

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The Oklahoma City heat can reach often unbearable temperatures in the summer, particularly from mid-July to August. You could stay inside your nice, cold house or you could find some interesting things to do in some cool places. Here are some great ways to stay cool around the city. By Adam Knapp, About.com Guide 1. Have a…

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 Here is a pretty interesting email we got from a lender, Cindy Glenn from Financial Concepts Mortgage. A decade has passed since the vault cracked open and we started learning how credit scores really work. For years, the creators of the leading credit scoring formula, the FICO, didn’t want consumers to know the scores existed,…

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What a crazy two days…. ADP (the nation’s largest payroll company) came out with its report stating that job growth was strong. This caused inflation worries to start. And, if you remember, inflation causes rates to rise because the people lending their money to you and me need to recoup what inflation takes away. BUT…

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You just thought since there are two new additions to the RED Team that we wouldn’t be able to take care of you…WRONG! Kiley, our full time assistant, is still able to take care of your contracts and she even has a little assistant of her own. Kim and I have been busier than ever…

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