Tag: Portland Maine

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Retail Sales Down – Mortgage Interest Rates Favorable

Retail Sales in January fell by 0.4% versus the 0.0% expected. Retailers cited the harsh January weather for the decrease, which slowed shopping and auto buying. It was the second straight monthly decline. These lower than expected numbers are also helping keep interest rates…

New Labor Department Numbers Are In…

The Labor Department Reported that employers added 113,000 workers in January, below the 175,000 expected, but above the 75,000 recorded in December. There is still a lot of concern out there that the economy is not growing at a fast enough pace. These, less…

Exciting News!

We have just launched our new website. Please take a minute and check it out.  In the coming weeks we will be adding some great videos – so stay tuned.

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.  We look forward to serving you in 2014.

Rising Home Prices

CoreLogic reported this week that home prices, including distressed sales, rose by 12.5% in October 2013 compared to October 2012. However, prices are still 17.3% below the peak set back in April 2006

What Can You Do Overnight?

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. -Jim Rohn

Are You Stressed Out?

As a Mortgage Broker I have the advantage of working with many lenders and I have chosen to do business with only those that deliver great interest rates, have outstanding customer service and offer a wide variety of quality products. When purchasing your new…

Home Prices Continue to Rise….But…

CoreLogic reported this week that its Home Price Index, which includes distressed sales, showed that from September of 2012 to September of 2013, home prices rose by 12%. This is higher than the 11.7% increase from August 2012 to August 2013. September marks the…

National Ask A Stupid Question Day…..

While today may be National Ask A Stupid Question Day, at Blue Stripe Mortgage, we feel that there is NO such thing as a stupid question! Navigating through today’s mortgage environment is difficult at best and sometimes you need some guidance. We are committed…

It’s not too late to Refinance….

If you haven’t refinanced your mortgage recently, it’s important to act now. With the Federal Reserve committed to reducing their bond buying, the future of mortgage interest rates is up. Also Fannie Mae has announced changes that will make it tougher to get a…

Some Fun Facts About Money. Did You Know…

Currency is actually fabric composed of 25% linen and 75%cotton. Currency paper has tiny red and blue synthetic fibers of various lengths evenly distributed throughout the paper. The dollar was officially adopted as our nation’s unit of currency in 1785. The largest bill ever…