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October 6, 2010

Fall Mortgage Market Update (2010)

Today's post is my quarterly update on the state of the mortgage market. It focuses on deleveraging, a necessary but painful process that is acting as a drag on economic growth (particularly in the US), and explains why I don't think rates aren't going anywhere fast.
September 22, 2010

Budgeting for a Mortgage

Budgeting is a lot like exercise. Everyone knows it's good for you but most people procrastinate actually doing it. Today's post outlines two ways to get on top of your finances: The Easy Way and The Hard Way.
September 7, 2010

Do Higher Interest Rates Cause Lower House Prices?

Most people believe that when interest rates go up, house prices will fall. I did too until I ran the numbers and discovered otherwise. Check out today’s post to learn more about why thirty years of data doesn’t support this widely held belief.
August 31, 2010

Interest Rates: Why the Sky Isn’t Falling

Today's post explains why I don't think interest rates are going anywhere fast and, more importantly, why I think higher rates aren't likely to hammer the real estate market (as many fear).
August 24, 2010

The Mortgage Deal of the Week

Today's post introduces a new feature on our website called "The Deal of the Week", which highlights the best mortgage deal currently available. Our inaugural offer is one of the best to come along in a very long time.