Feb 22 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Welcome Spring!

Did you know? During spring, the axis of the Earth increases its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the hemisphere and warming occurs. The warming hemisphere causes... »

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Feb 21 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Be Smart About Your SMART Goals

Once you have defined your goals using the SMART method (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely), the next step is to establish the discipline to meet those goals. But infusing discipline into your everyday... »

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Feb 2 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Solid Wage Growth

"All shook up." (Elvis Presley) The jobs report, inflation news and the Fed meeting were a recipe for volatility in the markets this past week. Employers added 200,000 new jobs in January while the... »

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Jan 26 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Housing Inventories Down

"Every rose has its thorn." Poison. Low inventories of existing homes for sale on the market continued to be a thorn in the side for would-be buyers in December. December Existing Home Sales fell 3.6... »

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Jan 24 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Celebrate Presidents Day!

Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, Presidents Day is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22, Washington’s actual day of birth, the... »

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Jan 19 2018
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HomeBridge
63 posts

Housing Starts Decline

"If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning. I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land." (The Weavers) There was less hammering around the country in December, as construction of... »

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Jan 12 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Retail Sales Surge

"Hey, big spender. Spend a little time with me." (Shirley Bassey) Consumer spending ended 2017 on a high note as Americans purchased an array of goods and products. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent in... »

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Dec 26 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Bed Sheet Breakdown

They say you spend one-third of your life in bed, but with the right set of sheets you might want to make it even longer. Thread count. This refers to the number of threads... »

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Dec 22 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Strong Sales Despite Inventory

"I wish I was homeward bound." (Simon and Garfunkel) Home sales and construction data rose in November, helping more buyers head toward new homes. November housing starts rose 3.3 percent from October to an... »

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Dec 20 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Happy New Year!

From my team to yours, I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year! I look forward to bringing you economic news through our weekly Economic Update, and keeping you informed of the... »

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Dec 15 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Solid Consumer Spending

"I've got nothing but money...and I wanna spend it all on you." (will.i.am) Solid consumer spending kicked-off the holiday shopping season on a bright note. The Commerce Department reported that retail sales jumped in... »

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Dec 12 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

A Platform Built for Top Originators

A recent survey of top HomeBridge Loan Originators revealed the many reasons they choose HomeBridge. What do you think about HomeBridge’s Selling Solutions platform for Originators? “This is state of the art, contemporary and EXACTLY... »

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Dec 8 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Job and Home-Price Gains

"I got a job baby. I got work to do." (The Isley Brothers) New job creation exceeded expectations in November, but earnings disappointed. Job growth remained solid in November after the brief hiccup in... »

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Nov 29 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

How to Apply for a VA Loan

If you are a U.S. Military veteran, surviving spouse or active military member, having served in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard or National Guard, you could apply for a VA... »

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Nov 17 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Housing Starts Surged in October

"Who will buy my sweet red roses?" (Oliver) Retailers looked to October sales for signs of a blossoming or thorny holiday shopping season ahead. Meanwhile, housing starts dug out from storm damage. Retail sales... »

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Nov 10 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Home Prices Surge

"A little dancing and some sentiment to put your mind at ease." (Lou Reed) Home prices continued to surge, and consumers have happy feet over employment and wage prospects. Data analytics firm CoreLogic reported... »

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Nov 7 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Features Homebuyers Want Most

Today’s technology, combined with innovative approaches to using space, is opening the door to an endless array of home design options. Pet owners are creating in-home dog-washing stations and millennials favor upper kitchen... »

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Nov 3 2017
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
63 posts

Strong Jobs Report

"After the storm comes the sunshine." (Marty Robbins) Following September's storm-damaged job data, October job growth was a ray of sunshine. Total non-farm payroll rose by 261,000 new jobs in October, the Labor Department... »

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