Archives: January 2015


Mind Your Manners: Four Etiquette Tips That Will Help Make the Home Buying Process Go Smoothly

Walter Whitehurst Mind Your Manners: Four Etiquette Tips That Will Help Make the Home Buying Process Go Smoothly Are you currently shopping for a new home? While it’s true that real estate transactions can be stressful, this stress can be minimized by following a few simple tips. For example, following proper etiquette plays a big […]


Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slower in November

Walter Whitehurst Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slower in November Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports for November indicate that home price growth continues to slow. The 20-City Home Price Index dropped by 0.20 percent to November’s reading of 4.30 percent year-over-year.  The five cities with highest year-over-year home price growth rates in November were: San Francisco, […]



It’s 2015! Get a Jump on Your Payments with Our Quick Guide to Paying Your Mortgage off Sooner

Walter Whitehurst It’s 2015! Get a Jump on Your Payments with Our Quick Guide to Paying Your Mortgage off Sooner With the start of the New Year, it’s common to set new resolutions. While there are many goals that are worthwhile, paying off your mortgage as soon as possible can significantly improve your financial position […]



NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Nears 2005 High

Walter Whitehurst NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Nears 2005 High The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reported that homebuilder confidence in sales conditions for single-family homes declined one point to a reading of 57. The NAHB Housing Market Index measures home builder confidence based on builder opinions of current market conditions, […]


What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 20, 2015

Walter Whitehurst What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 20, 2015 Last week’s scheduled economic news was mixed. Job openings increased and jobless claims increased, and consumer sentiment rose. Mortgage rates fell across the board. Labor market conditions improved and consumer prices fell in large part due to decreasing fuel prices. The details: […]


Tankless Water Heaters: The Pros and Cons of Going Tankless In Your Home

Walter Whitehurst Tankless Water Heaters: The Pros and Cons of Going Tankless In Your Home Large water heaters are unsightly appliances that home-sellers would rather hide. Although it’s not always possible to banish these structures, it is possible to replace them with a version that is not as overbearing. Tankless water heaters have the potential […]