Tom Barkley

3 Things You Should Know About the Fed and Your Mortgage

You don’t have to be a Fed Watcher to understand where mortgage rates could be headed.

April 29, 2015 | Tom Barkley

Housing and Jobs: A Working Relationship

A strong job market often means a strong housing market. Nowhere is this correlation stronger than in these parts of the U.S.

October 16, 2014 | Tom Barkley

When Disaster Strikes, Help Is on the Way for Homeowners

Homeowners may not be aware that they may be able to postpone or reduce their mortgage payments in the wake of a disaster.

September 9, 2014 | Tom Barkley

Before and After: 3 Ways the Economic Crisis has Transformed the Real Estate Market

From higher standards to more qualified buyers, there’s a new “normal” in housing.

August 26, 2014 | Tom Barkley

A Portal to a Better Appraisal System

A home’s value is based on the age-old fundamentals: location, location, location. Increasingly, it’s also about data.

June 30, 2014 | Tom Barkley