The latest results of a weekly applications survey covering roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations showing in part that the average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage went flat at 3.79% since last week.
The main regulator of derivatives (bets on bets), wants to extend Dodd-Frank regulations to the foreign branches and subsidiaries of Wall Street banks. But JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon would greatly prefer this not happen.
Natural gas is now significantly cheaper than gasoline, which could make natural gas vehicles increasingly popular. The biggest potential savers: gas guzzlers like heavy duty trucks.
Even fans of electric and plug-in hybrid cars often complain about their high prices. Some can run into the high $30,000 dollar range. But Americans should remember it could be worse. A hybrid in Australia can run close to $50K.
The idea that families "outgrow" their apartment is a common one, but often it's not your space that's too small, it's that your accumulated collection of stuff is too big. Don't let a walk down memory lane become a financial mistake.
The Reformed Broker details his experiences competing for clients against the big guns like Fidelity, battling against marketing campaigns which over the years helped elevate such name-brand firms onto an "exalted plane of existence."
In the upside-down world of regressive Republicanism, Senator Mitch McConnell thinks proposed legislation requiring companies to disclose their campaign spending would stifle their free speech, a concept Robert Reich finds "bonkers."
The New Residential Construction Report showed gains in May with single family permits increasing from April. Single family housing permits increased around 4 percent from April, and nearly twenty percent above May 2011 levels.
A Washington garden party serves as a think tank hothouse, providing the Daily Reckoning with some interesting insights into the current US situation. Representing a variety of backgrounds, the group was united by a hatred of the US "empire."
Summer travel can get pricey if one of these common airline glitches drives up the price of a ticket. Here are the most common airfare glitches and the best ways to avoid them, so your summer travel is fairly priced.