Jun 16 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Welcome Summer!

Did you know... Thursday, June 21 marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. On June 21, at the equator, there will be... »

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Jun 15 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Retail Sales Beat Expectations

"Rise up." (Lin-Manuel Miranda) Recent tax cuts and a strong labor market helped retail sales rise in May. The Commerce Department reported that retail sales jumped 0.8 percent from April to May, well above... »

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Jun 1 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Good News on Jobs

"I put that work in, day in, day out." (Kelly Clarkson) More people were putting work in, as job growth beat estimates in May. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Non-Farm Payrolls rose... »

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May 31 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Online Shopping Secrets

There's no question that you can often save money shopping online. But did you know there are ways to save even more without wasting time comparison-shopping or spending hours Googling deals? Give these tools and... »

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May 20 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

In Honor of Memorial Day

We celebrate Memorial Day as a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's military service. This is in contrast to Veterans Day, when we honor all who have served... »

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May 18 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Retail Sales Rise

"When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed." (Led Zeppelin) Retailers fared well in April, as consumers spent broadly across most retail sectors after a slow start in the... »

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May 4 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Home Prices Higher

"Anticipation ... is keeping me waiting." Carly Simon. Between the April Jobs report, inflation news and the Fed meeting, investors had plenty to anticipate in the latest week. The Jobs Report for April was a... »

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Apr 27 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Inventory Remains Tight

"Risin' up to the challenge." (Survivor) Home sales may have increased in March, but low inventory remained a challenge for many would-be buyers. March existing home sales rose 1.1 percent from February to an... »

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Apr 20 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Retail Sales Rebound

"Hey, big spender." (Shirley Bassey) After three straight months of declines, retail sales rebounded in March as consumers spent their hard-earned dollars. Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in March, above the 0.4 percent expected... »

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Apr 13 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Inflation Remains Tame

"You're gonna hear me roar." (Katy Perry) March may have come in like a lion, but consumer inflation was more of a whimper than a roar last month. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell... »

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Apr 6 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Job Growth Slowed in March

"Don't you shiver, shiver, shiver." (Coldplay) Job growth slowed in March due in part to harsh weather across much of the country, but there's more to this story. Just 103,000 jobs were created in... »

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Mar 23 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Existing Home Sales Bounce Back

"Third time's the charm." (The BellRays) Despite low inventories of homes for sale on the market, existing home sales bounced back in February after two straight months of declines. February existing home sales rose... »

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Mar 16 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Retail Sales Dip Slightly

"Go on, take the money and run." (Steve Miller Band) Consumers haven't been running to the registers with their hard-earned money, as spending at U.S. retail stores fell for the third straight month. The Commerce... »

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Mar 9 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 posts

Job Growth Surges

"Happy ever after in the marketplace." (The Beatles) Many job hunters were singing a happy tune as job growth surged in February. Non-farm payrolls rose by 313,000 last month, well above the 210,000 expected,... »

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Mar 2 2018
Brian
6 posts

FHA 203K Rehabilitation Loan

In fact, Florida is now considered a sellers’ market with increasing price points and an inventory of homes for sale that is at its lowest level in years. Homes that have been recently updated... »

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Feb 22 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 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
84 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
84 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
84 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
84 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
HomeBridge Financial Services
HomeBridge
84 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
84 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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