Category: Market Economics

What Does Inflation Mean for Your Interest Rate?

Have you ever wondered how inflation and interest rates are linked? This article gives you the low-down.

Don’t be Schooled: How Home Prices are Affected by Public School Districts

Ever wonder how local schools affects home prices? Even if you don’t have kids, knowing how and why school quality and home value intersects is important for your investment consideration.

Housing Stats for the Nerds

The spring quarter of 2014 was actually pretty great, so we figured it was time to give out a healthy dose of stats for you nerds.

Ever Wondered What it Costs to Buy a House? Find Out in These 27 US Cities

Have you ever wondered how much you need to make to afford buying a home? Well, wonder no more! has calculated the base salary needed to afford for home in 27 of America’s top cities.

Mortgage Applications Down, Home Sales Up… What’s Going on Here?

On one hand, we’re told increasing mortgage rates are pushing mortgage applications down, and on the other we’re told the housing market is improving. Let’s stop the presses and take a look at the bigger picture to get a good idea of where the current market really is.

2014 Housing Market Predictions

Novices and seasoned analysts alike love making their predictions about the performance of the housing market. Here’s a quick roundup of the top predictions for 2014.

New Mortgage Rules for 2014 and What They Mean For You

The news is buzzing with chatter about the new mortgage rules implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this past month. Some are good, and some bad, and nearly all are filled with jargon that is potentially confusing. So what exactly is going on here and what does it mean for you? Let’s take a look:

Does Your House Qualify for the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction?

While many people know about the mortgage interest tax deduction, lesser known is the fact that there are rules.

What’s All This Hubbub About the Federal Reserve and Bonds?

In this article, we will explain what the Federal Reserve does as well as how its leaders’ decisions affect mortgage rates for you and me.