April 2018 Pending Home Sales Slow Slightly

To better understand the April 2018 pending home sales report, it is important to understand that between the time an offer is accepted and the deal is closed, a home’s sale is typically referred to as pending. That’s because, there’s a chance, during this period, that the sale won’t go through, as there are some […]

Why Have US Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High?

US interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. Many factors fuel the current pace of acceleration. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, had this to say: “Healthy consumer spending and higher commodity prices spooked bond […]

The Best New Family Destinations in 2018

Summer is the time for fun, especially when you have a family. It sparks ideas of fun-filled family vacations, and all sorts of activities you can do with your kids.  For household excitement beyond what you’ve experienced in the past, you will want to know the best new family destinations in 2018. If you’re anything […]