Archives: April 2015


Case-Shiller: 20-City Home Price Index Hits 6 Month High

Walter Whitehurst Case-Shiller: 20-City Home Price Index Hits 6 Month High According to the Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index for February, month-to-month home prices increased by 0.50 percent from January’s reading and achieved the highest year-over-year gain in six months. Analysts expected February home prices to increase by 4.80 percent. David Blitzer, chairman of the […]


Thinking About Buying a Rental Property? 3 Reasons You’ll Want to Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval

Walter Whitehurst Thinking About Buying a Rental Property? 3 Reasons You’ll Want to Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval A rental property is a wonderful investment option to consider, and it can provide you with everything from considerable tax benefits to appreciation and monthly cash flow. While you may be eager to get started searching for a […]


What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 27, 2015

Walter Whitehurst What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 27, 2015 Last week’s housing related reports included the FHFA Home Price Index, the National Association of Realtors® Existing Home Sales report and The Commerce Department’s report on new home sales. Results were mixed, but suggest that housing markets are strengthening. FHFA Home Prices […]




First-time Real Estate Investor? Here Are 3 Helpful Tips That Will Get You Started

Walter Whitehurst First-time Real Estate Investor? Here Are 3 Helpful Tips That Will Get You Started Real estate investing comes with many benefits that you may be eager to start taking advantage of. For example, the right rental property can provide you with monthly cash flow coupled with equity appreciation, tax deductions and more, and […]



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

Walter Whitehurst What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 20, 2015 Last week’s economic reports included the NAHB Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, Housing Starts, and Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage rates. Other news included the weekly jobless claims report and consumer sentiment for April. Mortgage Rates, Jobless Claims Rise Mortgage rates […]