Diane Williams honored
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA - Diane Williams, a sales associate in the Blue Bell office of Weichert, Realtors, was recently
named part of Weichert's Top 300 in Associate Earnings, placing her in the top 10 in the region and
194 company-wide out of nearly 18,000 associates.
Existing home sales hit one-year high in October
Nov 20 - U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in more than a year in October and outpaced the sales level
a year ago for the first time in 2014, further evidence the housing market is on a recovery path.
Weekly mortgage applications jump unexpectedly
Nov 19 - Despite a relatively quiet week for interest rates, mortgage applications took an unexpected jump.
Total application volume rose 4.9 percent week-to-week for the week ending November 14th, according to the Mortgage
Bankers Association (MBA). The week's results were adjusted for both seasonal trends and for the Veterans Day holiday.
Federal Housing Administration back in the black
Nov 17 - After bleeding cash for the past two years, the government insurer of home loans, the Federal Housing Administration,
is now seeing significant gains in its insurance fund and will no longer need emergency cash. It is not, however, lowering the cost of an FHA
loan for consumers.
Nine reasons to buy a house right now
Nov 16 - The down payment-interest rate-economic factors-qualification quadrangle can be so confusing. Rising rates, loosening requirements,
down payment options, buyer's markets, seller's markets - what does it all mean to you if you want to buy a home? The truth is that while the banks might have
a magical formula to determine your mortgage-worthiness, determining if the time is right really comes down to three main questions: Do you want to buy a home?
Are you financially prepared? Is your credit where it needs to be?
If yes, then go for it. Here are nine reasons to do it now.
Real Estate Firms Optimistic about Future of Industry
Oct 2 - Real estate firms are confident about the future growth and profitability of their industry, according to the 2014 National
Association of REALTORS Profile of Real Estate Firms.
"The real estate industry is competitive, and REALTORS know that to be successful, they must have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and the know-how to
make a business thrive, even in a difficult market," says NAR President Steve Brown. "Despite continued challenges, real estate firms expect market
growth in tandem with the ongoing recovery."
Americans' Housing Condfidence Edges Up on Millennial Optimism
Sept 23 - Overall, Americans are more confident in their housing market than at the start of the year, buoyed by optimism among
millennials but with tempered expectations in general for future market performance, according to the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI).
Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
Sept 18 - Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.
Enjoy the money while it lasts.
By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows.
Brian Turner, Jordan Mariano and Diane Williams
in Weichert's Blue Bell office. Read article
"Succeeding by Design" seminar panel
Jim Weichert presenting Diane with the Regional
Award at the Kimmel Center for top sales.
Left to Right: Fred Sherman, Alan Greenspan,
Diane Williams, Anthony Santomero
Diane (fourth from the right) at The Closing Bell of
the New York Stock Exchange.