Archive for January, 2011

2011: The Year a House Again Becomes a Home

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

2011: The Year a House Again Becomes a Home 1511Share For almost a decade now, every time we talked about real estate we immediately discussed money. We didn’t talk about the value of a home but instead about the price of the house. We didn’t worry about a roof over our heads but instead the ceiling […]

Otteau Valuation Group: tracking mortgage rate trends from August 2010 till January 2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

After reaching a 6-month high on December 30th (4.86%), the average commitment rate for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage remained steady throughout the month of January with commitment rates operating in a narrow range from 4.71% – 4.77%.   To continue reading sign in to your MarketTRAC account.

Otteau Valuation Group: “Home Sales Begin to Stabilize Heading Into Spring”

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Home Sales Begin to Stabilize Heading Into Spring The slow pace of economic recovery has continued to take a toll on the housing market in recent months.  The most recent evidence comes from home purchase contracts in New Jersey during December which registered their 8th consecutive year-on-year decline since the deadline for qualifying for federal […]

Columbia High School Maplewood/South Orange NJ

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

When you are thinking about where to buy your homes, the school system is definitely an item you need to consider.  Ironically, Maplewood and South Orange share Columbia High School, which is all of 3 miles away from Millburn’s High School, rated #1 in the State, by NJ Monthly Magazine for the third straight year.   […]

6 Reasons You Should Google Your Address

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

6 Reasons You Should Google Your Address (or Search it on Trulia!) 1 Posted under: Home Buying, Home Selling, In My Neighborhood  |  January 25, 2011 12:03 PM  |  2,913 views  |  No comments Email Alerts Send to a Friend Post to Facebook Post to Twitter RSS View RSS feed close [x] It seems almost negligent […]

The Fed’s Statement And What It Means For Mortgage Rates (January 26, 2011)

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Fed’s Statement And What It Means For Mortgage Rates (January 26, 2011) Today, the Federal Open Market Committee voted 10-to-0 to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. Economic Growth Continuing In its press release, the FOMC noted that since December’s meeting, economic growth is ongoing, but at […]

One of the many reasons I Love Maplewood So Much!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Last night, while Maplewood’s 6,000 plus students were wishing for a snow day and the younger one’s were putting on their PJ’s inside/out and backwards to convince the snow day gods to pull the trigger, a group of dads ventured out to the Paddle Tennis Courts at the corner of Oakland and Valley, across from […]

Today’s Average Mortgage Rates-for excellent credit scores

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

TODAY YESTERDAY CHANGE 30 Yr FRM 4.87 4.84 0.03% 15 Yr FRM 4.17 4.15 0.02% FHA 30 Year 4.75 4.70 0.05% Jumbo 30 Year 5.78 5.75 0.03% 5/1 Yr ARM 3.54 3.51 0.03%

Solar Panels in Maplewood

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

There’s a TON of Pole Glancing Going on on Oakland Solar panels suddenly popped up on utility poles yesterday. Why? Following   new   One of the solar panels on Oakland. Credit Lauren Bright Pacheco Photos (3) Credit Lauren Bright Pacheco http://o3.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/resize/273×203/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/23168708311444c567a962111f1bcb40 Credit Lauren Bright Pacheco http://o4.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/resize/273×203/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/6af24f936128192ef472d4d716607edc Credit Lauren Bright Pacheco http://o2.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/resize/273×203/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/d70f7edeaa9a911a4b7aedff4cc05e98 Add your photos […]

mortgage rates 1/25/2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

TODAY YESTERDAY CHANGE 30 Yr FRM 4.84 4.85 -0.01% 15 Yr FRM 4.15 4.14 0.01% FHA 30 Year 4.70 4.72 -0.02% Jumbo 30 Year 5.75 5.78 -0.03% 5/1 Yr ARM 3.51 3.54 -0.03%