June 6, 2012

Status Symbols, June 2012 Edition

Refinancing Into a 2.75% Fixed Rate, 15-Year Mortgage Ok, so it’s not a Porsche or a 2 week Hawaiian vacation, but you could do worse than scoring a 15 year mortgage at 2.75% today. What that says about you: –You own a home; –You actually have equity in your home — and therefore can borrow against...
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“Hmm, I Wonder Who the Buyer’s Agent Is??”

The Conspicuously Silent Listing Agent At one extreme, there are the listing agents who call your cell phone for feedback while you’re in the middle of the showing (can you say, “overeager?”). Then, there’s the agent I just encountered in South Minneapolis, who listed a brick 1 1/2 story for $20k below market (my estimate) on Friday....
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