What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 22nd, 2019

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Last week's economic reporting included readings from the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index, Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building permits issued. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment index was also released. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also reported. NAHB: Builder Confidence Rises as Housing Starts Slip Home builder confidence in current market conditions rose one point to an index reading of 65 in June. Any reading over 50 means that most builders view housing markets conditions as positive, but July's reading was lower year-over-year. Builders have long cited a shortage…
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5 Important Benefits Of Downsizing Your Home

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After the children are all grown and moved out, the family home often feels excessively large and empty. If you're in this stage of life, you may be wondering if you should downsize like so many others, or stay put. Downsizing may be the best option, depending on your lifestyle. Here are five benefits of downsizing for you to consider. 1. Less Clutter When you move into a smaller home, you'll have the opportunity to get rid of many possessions that you no longer need. Whether it's sporting goods or knick knacks, you'll be able to either sell the items,…
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The Incredible Value Of A Business Mentor

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If someone says that they are a "self-made" success who did it all completely by themselves with no help from anyone, they are probably stretching the truth. Success never usually happens in a vacuum. The definition of success is that something is recognized and respected by others.  Honest business people recognize and appreciate the help that they received from others. They know it was a big part of what made them able to achieve success. Clever people, when they are just starting out in something new, find a mentor. A mentor is a person who is willing to help a…
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