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Week Ahead: Homebuilders ETF Set To Benefit From Feds Decision

The main focus of most market watchers this week will, of course, be the Fed. The FOMC begins their meeting on Tuesday, and a press conference by Chair Janet Yellen will follow on Wednesday afternoon. There are a lot of questions that will be addressed at that news conference,...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

How Tiny Living Helped A Couple Pay Off More Than $200,000 In Debt

Lots of people try strategies like cutting their household budget and using debt consolidation to pay off what they owe. But when Garrett and Claudia Pennington found themselves with more than $200,000 of debt, they used an unconventional debt management approach to eliminate it:...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017

Home Sales Showing Signs Of Stress

My analysis of home sales recently has become more and more pessimistic. This past week both new home sales and existing home sales were fairly soft. It is not just that the single month’s data that is bad – but it is the deteriorating trend lines over the past year...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

ETF Inflows Set New Annual Record Of $289 Billion

Drew Voros Editor-in-Chief With such heavy demand for U.S-listed ETFs this year, it was only a matter of time before last year’s annual inflows record of $287.75 billion would be shattered. That happened last week, as investors added $4.2 billion of new assets, bringing...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

Sneaky Expenses of Renovating Your Home

When you renovate your home, sometimes it’s easy to get carried away. A home remodel costs more than $37,000 on average, according to home services resource HomeAdvisor, based on reports from its members. The average kitchen remodel cost alone is more than $20,000. But it’s the...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

A Look At The Potential Blockchain Holds For The Mortgage Industry

Immutability, decentralization, and transparency are some of the characteristics which have attracted entities across industries to explore the potential of blockchain technology. Although most projects initiated by enterprises are in the trial phase, recent developments show...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017

3 Tips for Buying Your First Home

By  Mira Ma, CFP®, RFC® Life can be full of many exciting firsts. Your first steps, your first day at school, your first job, your first love—and maybe even your first house. Whether you are moving out of your parents’ home for the first time or you want to own a home after...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

The Case For Millennials To Rent And Not Buy Their Home

Home ownership was a struggle for me as I worked in an industry which required moving from state-to-state and continent-to-continent every few years. In many respects, this gives me some insight into the home ownership issues Millenials face. When one pulls out the calculator,...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

Even With Low Mortgage Rates, Homes Are Not Affordable

This past week we were treated to slowing existing home sales data with the authors saying ” Closings were down in most of the country last month because interested buyers are being tripped up by supply that remains stuck at a meager level and price growth that’s...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

5 Reasons Renters Should Consider Getting Flood Insurance

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. The Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway, and most homeowners in high-risk areas should...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017