Fed Statement Reveals Interesting News For Real Estate

Fed Meeting Minutes ReleasedThe Federal Reserve’s statement after yesterday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting left no doubt as to the Fed’s dual commitment to keeping long-term interest rates down and encouraging economic growth. But there were a few subtle changes to the Fed’s current bond-buying program made during today’s FOMC meeting.

The Fed buying bonds and Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) works by boosting bond prices, which typically helps with keeping mortgage rates lower. Instead of the Fed’s monthly purchase of $85 billion in bonds and MBS per month, they will now make the call if they want to reduce these purchases, depending how well the economy is performing. Instead of turning this quantitative easing (QE) OFF or ON, they can use the concept of a “dimmer” switch instead. Continue reading

Should I Buy A Foreclosured Property?

Green MortgageBuying a foreclosed property in Sacramento and the surrounding area can be different than buying other types of real estate. And if you are a first time home buyer, this may not be a road you want to  travel down.

In many cases you will be able to get a fantastic deal on a home, but you will need to go through quite a bit of work and negotiation. Here are some of the basics facts from a local agent with a ton of experience in the area of Foreclosed property – click here for video Continue reading