Are Interest Rates Coming Back Down?

Mortgage interest rates rose rapidly beginning the week before the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve met on March 14th and 15th.  As expected, the Feds raised short-term rates, and that spurred a rally in mortgage interest rates almost immediately. They had come up a long way, however, so they had a long way...

The 27 Best Real Estate Jokes

3/21/2017 | Casey Fleming Real estate is no laughing matter!  Well, usually it’s not.  But when you have 27 classic and new real estate jokes that go to the heart of what we all love about real estate – well, you can’t help but laugh. Emily L’Eplattenier, writing for FitSmallBusiness.com has gathered them here for...

Why Mortgage Rates Dropped This Afternoon

3/15/2017 | Casey Fleming As anticipated, the FOMC – the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve (or simply, “The Feds”) – voted to raise interest rates today, raising the discount rate from 0.75% to 1.000%.  So, everyone wants to know why mortgage rates dropped this afternoon.  Yes, that’s correct – dropped.  Shortly after...

Work Passionately

Happiness is the universal feeling we all aspire to experience more of, yet, we can be an angry, moody, depressed bunch, can’t we? The science of happiness tells us that being happy is, indeed, a choice. But if you’re still struggling to make lemonade when life hands you lemons, maybe you just need a little...

Creating electronic beats in the Malaysian Rainforest

I have no age. I carry my years without submitting to the regimen of time and its chronology of dates and seasons. I recognize myself living, hands outstretched, in the shade of the almond tree, with white hair and staring eyes unconcerned with the passing hours. My tree and I have entwined our ages in...

Photographer’s latest project reimagines time and space

There are so many mysteries yet to be unraveled when it comes to the ocean. People are always so small and shallow when standing before the sea. But the wild always attracts me in a mysterious way. Everytimes I close my eyes, I can see the gigantic ocean, the skyline where water and cloud see...