January 9th, 2010

Weekly Recap



We published some very informative and speculative posts this week.

What’s behind Fannie and Freddie’s unlimited funding?  

Can I get a tax break on my “green” home improvements?

Whether you’re interested in energy-efficient mortgages or where mortgage rates will end up in 2010, this week’s posts have something for you.


  • Don’t Fall for Erratic Monthly Job Reports“: It may be easy to think that our economic recovery has stalled when you look at December’s jobless numbers. However, remember, it’s important to focus on the overall trend, and the overall trend is that job loss has decreased.




  • Cold? Warm Up With An Energy-Efficient Mortgage“: This post has everything you need if you’re interested in making your home ”green.” By “green” we mean both helping the planet and saving cash via lower energy bills and tax credits (both state and Federal).


  • Get Specific About Your Financial Goals“: Figure out where the holes are in your financial plan before you start following everyone else’s ideas of how you should improve your fiscal status in 2010.



  • Mortgage Rates End 2009 on the Rise“: Despite the fact that mortgage rates ended the year on the rise, “we are no worse off than we were as recently as mid-November, and still far, far below the June 2009 highs,” according to the latest issue of HSH’s Market Trends Newsletter.

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