The National Association of Realtors puts out an annual report on the current home buying environment. If you’re a numbers person like me, this report is priceless. But, I’m probably correct in assuming that the majority of you are not so intrigued by the numbers, and so I have opted to put together an infographic that will help share that data in an easy to digest manner.

On Friday, November first, Creekside Mortgage, Inc attended the Clark County Veterans Assistance Center’s Black Tie dinner and auction. Proceeds from the event will go towards assisting veterans as they make the transition from military to civilian life.

Creekside Mortgage, Inc would like to extend a happy and heartfelt congratulation to Michael “Mike” Frakes for winning this year’s mandatory potluck and costume contest! Mike took best in show as the club wielding Neolithic loan specialist. Way to go Mike!  Hurry in for that Stone Age rate, if you have found that special cave with a double mastodon garage and tar pit.

    Join Creekside Mortgage, Inc as we honor our veterans on Saturday November 9th at 11am. As a sponsor, we will be celebrating 27 years of the Lough Lagacy Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver.  The parade will begin with an Air Force fly over and a twenty-one gun salute from Howitzers. That’s just the beginning too!

The market has made a big turn since the crash that started back in 2007. In fact, home sales have recovered nearly half what they had lost. Over the past few months, the home market has largely been in favor of sellers, but is it starting to change?

We have all heard of the stock market and watched during the news as reporters give a brief synopsis of the current state of the economy. However, this does not always reflect the situation for home buyers or home owners.  What many are not accustomed to hearing about is the Bond market and why prospective home buyers or home owners looking to refinance should pay particular attention to the Bond Market.

Housing Market in General

After months of rapidly inflating sales and home prices, the market began it’s adjustment in September. Home sales dropped 1.9% in September from their 5.39 million in August to 5.29 million.

Over the last several months, we’ve seen some very dramatic roller coaster rides for the economy and mortgage interest rates. Between the Federal Reserve threatening to begin pulling out of the bond market and the political battle over the Affordable Care Act, the debt ceiling, and keeping the government fully funded; the market has been having a tough time staying reliable.

As a team of United States Veterans, Creekside Mortgage is proud to announce the addition of United States Navy Veteran Joe Kuziel!

Joe graduated from the US Army Special Operations Combat Medic Course and then served in the Navy as a Reconnaissance Corpsman for the 2nd Force Recon Co during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Joe was a Parachutist and a Diver.

The Shutdown and Debt Ceiling

Tuesday marked 8 straight days of the government shutdown, and with an unpredictable end and a looming national debt default, the market is hunkering down and bracing for a big economic storm.