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.
Weekly mortgage applications jump as rates surge
June 10 - The interest rate sharp jump to the highest level this year caused a sudden surge in mortgage applications. While that may
seem counterintitive, there's a reason: fear that rates will move even higher.
Are you in a buyer's or seller's housing market?
May 29 - Housing supply is tight in most cities across the United States, but that does not mean that every market is a seller's market.
$217,726: That's what you'll save (give or take) if you buy a home now
May 28 - Buying a home costs money. Lots of money. There's the down payment and monthly mortgage payment
and the maintenance and taxes and the insurance and... Are you overwhelmed yet?
Pending home sales up 3.4% in April, highest in 9 years
May 28 - U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing properties in Aprl. A monthly index of so-called
"pending" home sales from the National Association of Realtors rose 3.4 percent from March to the highest level in nine years. Pending
sales are now up 14 percent from a year ago.
Homebuilder sentiment misses
May 18 - Homebuilder sentiment fell more than expected in May. The National Association of Homebuilders' index fell
to 54 last month. Economists had forecast a rise to 57 from 56 the previous month, according to Bloomburg.
Housing by the numbers: Something is weird
May 15 - Homes are selling at a faster clip this spring, but something still isn't quite right in housing.
Thanks to the epic real estate crash of the last decade, market watchers and reporters now have a whole cottage industry
of data providers to track every move in home sales and mortgage financing. But looking at all those numbers now, something
doesn't add up to a "normal" housing market.
10 ways to give your finances a facelift
May 12 - if you find yourself struggling to get on top of your bills or slowly adding to your mound of debt each month,
then it might be time for an intervention. These 10 ideas will help you proactively take control of your money so you feel like you're making
steady progress toward greater financial security.
Simple steps to improve your credit score
May 5 - Outside of your Social Security number, your credit score may be the most important number you have.
Credit card issuers and mortgage lenders aren't the only ones who access it. Banks, utility providers, even potential landlords,
can access your score to determine how financially responsible you are. How good your score is can determine how much you'll pay
for security deposits as well as interest payments.
Here's what's driving up housing prices
May 4 - It's been a long and uneven road to revival for the housing market. But things have been heating up for the last few years.
Home prices took off in 2012 and went on a tear in 2013. And while the double-digit growth has slowed somewhat, prices are still heading higher.
In February, prices rose 4.2% from the year prior, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Index.
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.