Monthly Archives December 2009

Mixed News as Bonds and Mortgage Rates Flip Flop

Jobs Report indicates improvement ___________________________________________ Last Friday’s Jobs Report indicated surprising results.  Instead of 125,000 job losses that were expected, the Labor Department reported only 11,000 jobs lost in November.  And if that were not enough, the Unemployment Rate improved to 10% – down from 10.2%.  It was also reported that the previous two months were revised to 159,000 fewer job losses than previously reported…strange, how the initial reports can be so skewed. Stocks were up sharply on the news, but have recently fallen back from comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.  The Fed Chief commented that inflation will remain
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University of Houston does Foreclosure Study

A new study at the University of Houston Center for Public Policy (CPP) researched foreclosures in Houston and pin-pointed those areas, giving us a map of any troubled areas within the city. The National Science Foundation  awarded nearly $200K or the “Houston Region Foreclosure Study: A Panel Survey” to study segments of the Houston housing market and foreclosures. A panel survey examines a population place-or both-over a period of time. This survey design is useful for uncovering emerging patterns that inform basic research and policymakers. The purpose of the study is not necessarily to pin-point areas that have the most
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Increase Your Website Search Rankings!

OK – This has nothing to do with Real Estate or the markets in Houston, Friendswood, League City, Kemah, Clear Lake, The Heights, The Woodlands, etc., but…. if you want your website to increase its SEO,    place a link from your website to this one  (either at or to Then, comment on this page below with your details and the page on which your link to this site is found, and you will receive a link from this site’s blog to your site! Note:  Your site cannot contain inappropriate material or reciprocal link will not be generated.
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