According to data from RealtyTrac, a national foreclosure-tracking firm, the number of foreclosure filings dipped below 192,000 in July 2012, a 3 percent decrease from the month prior.
80 U.S. metropolitan markets are showing “measurable and sustained growth” this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Improving Market Index.
As another signal of an improving U.S. economy, the nation’s biggest banks have started to loosen mortgage lending standards.
Planning to make a late-August purchase closing? Keep an eye on your calendar. The last Friday of the month coincides with Labor Day Weekend, which may make for a complicated, end-of-month closing.
The average family of four uses 146,000 gallons of water per year, at a cost of $700. With just a few small changes, however, that cost could drop by as much as 28%.