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Mortgage Market Update – Rates up 1/4 point. What now?

By Doug Katz – 9/23/2022 From Freddie Mac The housing market continues to face headwinds as mortgage rates increase again this week, following the 10-year Treasury yield’s jump to its highest level since 2011. Impacted by higher rates, house prices are softening, and home sales have decreased. However, the number of homes for sale remains …

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When You Hear the D-Word, Think About the M-Word

By Doug Katz – 09/12/2022 Everybody past a certain age has experienced it.  A couple that they know is having problems and considering splitting,  All too often, the response is focused only on the emotional without any help on the as important part of helping them develop a plan for resolution.  This is not intentional, …

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Housing and Divorce – Do It Yourself or Do It With a Pro?

By Douglas Katz – 09/02/2022 There are many choices when it comes to divorce.  Many people default to what they know or have seen with full legal representation. There are, however, other options these days ranging from pro se, basically DIY to full representation as well as other options and hybrid approaches which meld characteristics …

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Big Week Ahead – Expect Fed to Raise Rates and Prepare for Higher Mortgage Rates

By Douglas Katz – 06/13/2022 The Federal Reserve meets on 6/15 and it is widely expected that they will raise rates.  Jerome Powell has consistently been communicating more aggressive actions meant to stem inflation, which is at a decades high 8.6%.  Based on this, it would not be crazy for the Fed to bump rates …

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