Micro-Projections About the Economy

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By Lauren Campbell I have a passion for reading and studying all things related to the economy, so I wanted to share some of my predictions for 2016: This year you can expect the national economy to have positive growth, and a major driver of that growth will be household spending increases (year-over-year). The increase in spending correlates with the …

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The Wild Ride of Interest Rates

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By Jason O’Neil Sit tight. Last week mortgage interest rates jumped drastically. Some say without warning, but then again, most have been preaching for months, if not years, that rates can’t stay this low. Can they? Why did they rise? Is Wall Street fed up? Was the Federal Reserve testing the market’s tolerance with some well thought out comments?  “The …

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No Tax Credit? No Problem!

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By Michelle Flaherty Has the incentive for first-time home buyers to break into the market just gone away? My non-scientific market research has shown me that it has not.  My buyer clients are still excited about the house hunting process, low interest rates, and attractive offerings at low prices – and I’m hearing the same from my peers. In fact, …