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Market Updates

  • Initial Jobless Claims Decrease Most In 10 Years

    14 April 2014, 4:28 pm

    The week in which Easter falls may be at play in a stunning 32,000 drop to 300,000 in initial jobless claims. This is the largest drop in more than 10 years.

  • Valentine’s Day Was a Good One for Stocks

    17 February 2014, 4:47 pm

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 127 points Friday, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ also increased. The S&P 500 and the Dow gained more than 2% for the week. The NASDAQ added nearly 3% for the week.

  • Valentine’s Day Was a Good One for Stocks

    17 February 2014, 3:16 pm

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 127 points Friday, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ also increased. The S&P 500 and the Dow gained more than 2% for the week. The NASDAQ added nearly 3% for the week.

Home Buying

  • Moving Soon? Here are Seven Tips from Moving Help Experts

    7 April 2014, 3:08 pm

    Buying a new home is an exciting time. However, moving can be difficult and stressful. To help you with your move, our friends at MovingHelp.com have compiled a list of seven tips that will help make the process as easy and stress free as possible. From asking for help to avoiding procrastination, this list should put you on the right track!

  • First-Time Home Buyer Q&A: What Are the Advantages of an FHA Loan?

    23 January 2014, 10:56 am

    An FHA mortgage is insured by the Federal Housing Administration and has less strict qualification guidelines for the homeowner. This and much more are discussed in our First-Time Home Buyer

  • First-Time Home Buyer: Should My Real Estate Agent Recommend a Mortgage Lender?

    7 January 2014, 5:15 pm

    Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions someone can make in their life, obviously. It’s a gigantic change – physically, emotionally and financially. That’s why Quicken Loans held another Google Hangout to answer questions for curious home buyers. This time we focused on first-time home buyers and the questions they may have surrounding anything and everything regarding the topic of buying a home. Today’s question: Is there a conflict of interest if a real estate agent recommends a mortgage lender?

Homeownership

  • Ways to Save in a Downtown Setting

    15 April 2014, 5:08 pm

    I have always had a love for the city; from the sound of roaring traffic and the crowds of people to the sense of community that comes with living in an urban environment. The cost of living downtown can be expensive, but there are some creative ways to help keep the cost of living and playing within your budget.

  • How to Prepare Your Car for Summer

    8 April 2014, 12:27 pm

    Much like the frigid cold of winter, the heat of summer can take a toll on your car. For example, your engine can become overheated in the summer sun if your cooling system needs to be tuned up or fixed. You don't want to be stuck with a overheated car on the side of the road in the middle of a heatwave. To help you avoid situations like this, our friends at SelfStorage.com have developed an easy-to-follow infographic with tips and tricks to keep you and your car safe and cool this summer.

  • Making Moving Painless: Heavy Lifting Is Just the Beginning

    2 April 2014, 4:40 pm

    Moving is a pain – plain and simple. Maybe you got a new job. Maybe you’re moving into a new house. Maybe you won the lottery! No matter why you’re moving, the simple fact is that it’s a hassle. There are things you can do to make it a little less painful, both for you and the kind-hearted folks you’ve suckered into helping you.

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