Kevin Nguyen

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HOA : The Role Of Homeowners Associations In Housing Communities

Homeowners associations (HOA) are legal corporations formed by a real estate developer to market, to manage, and to sell homes and lots in a residential subdivision. They're most commonly formed for condominiums and planned urban developments (PUDs), a category which includes suburban communities.  HOA Articles of Incorporation typically grant developers privileged voting rights in governing the association during its infancy, while providing the means for the developer to exit financial … [Read More...]

How Choosing Kitchen Colors Can Affect Your Eating Habits

Have you ever walked into your kitchen and instantly felt hungry? Rarely do people think about the colors that they choose to paint their kitchens. They are often too busy worrying about whether the kitchen will match the rest of the home, or whether the colors will be satisfactory to the rest of the household. However, when painting and decorating your kitchen, you may want to think about the process in a way many people do not -- how the colors you choose will affect the way in which you … [Read More...]

Find A Mortgage Rate Strategy Ahead Of Friday’s Job Report

Friday morning, the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report, more commonly called the "jobs report". Depending on how the jobs data reads, FHA and conforming mortgage rates may rise, or fall. This is because today’s mortgage market is closely tied to the U.S. economy, and the U.S. economy is closely tied to job growth. Economists expect that employers have added 125,000 net new jobs to their payrolls in October 2012, up from September's tally … [Read More...]

19 of 20 Case-Shiller Index Markets Improve In August

Home value rose to close out the summer, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a national home-valuation tracker. Nationwide, values rose 0.9% between July and August 2012 with 19 of 20 tracked markets showing improvement. Only one tracked city -- Seattle, Washington -- showed a decrease, falling just 0.1 percent. On an annual basis, 17 of the 20 Case-Shiller Index markets improved, led by Phoenix. Home values in the Arizona city are up 18.8 percent from August 2011. The next closest city … [Read More...]

Pending Home Sales Index Suggests Housing Momentum Into 2013

The home resales is expected to finish the year with strength. Last month, for the fifth straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index hovered near its benchmark value of 100, registering 99.5 in September. he Pending Home Sales Index tracks homes under contract to sell, but not yet sold, and is published by the National Association of REALTORS®. The index is a relative one. It compares today's housing market activity to the housing market activity of 2001 -- the index's first year of … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : October 29, 2012

Mortgage markets ended the week slightly better last week. Wall Street took its cues from U.S. economic data, from developments in Europe, and from the Federal Reserve, moving mortgage rates lower in Minnesota and nationwide. Pricing for both conforming and FHA mortgage rates improved between Monday and Friday, with the majority of gains occurring late in the week. The timing of the gains explains why Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage rate report showed the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage … [Read More...]