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18
Apr
2014

Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in March

CC Chapman / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Despite a slowdown in the annual rate of new home sales, there was a 15% increase in new home applications in March in comparison with the previous month. The new data comes from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and shows optimistic signs read more »

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17
Apr
2014

JW Surety Bonds Closed for Good Friday

JW Surety Bonds will be closed Friday, April 18, 2014 to observe Good Friday.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

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17
Apr
2014

Trucking Employment on the Rise

EronsPics / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) Employment in the trucking industry increased in March, as did the national employment as a whole, according to the U.S. Labor Department. 3,300 new jobs were added in for-hire trucking in March. This means a 1.8% increase in trucking employment from a year ago. The positive read more »

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16
Apr
2014

Closed Chrysler Dealerships Seek Compensation

khalid almasoud / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) The federal bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors involved the closedown of many dealerships, which meant that many franchises had to go out of business forcefully. Now 148 Chrysler dealers are seeking compensation from the federal government for their losses. The dealers’ read more »

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15
Apr
2014

Mortgage Rates Are at Their Lowest Point in a Month

401(K) 2013 / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Last week saw mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels in a month at a quite fast pace. This was due to better rate sheets presented by lenders. The 30-year fixed rate moved between 4.375% and 4.5%, but then stabilized around 4.375% read more »

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