While default could dramatically impact the housing and mortgage markets, MSNBC explains how Europe’s troubles are buoying the US mortgage market. Even as a potential U.S. default looms, the odds seem lower than a default in Europe which is helping to drive down US mortgage rates. It’s like living in the nicest house in a bad neighborhood.
Robert Siegel from NPR recently interviewed our own Jed Smith, managing director of quantitative research in our DC office, regarding the benefits of maintaining the mortgage interest deduction. Interesting fact: two-thirds of apartment dwellers support maintaining the deduction.
the team determined that the amount saved on cooling the building amounted to getting a 5 percent discount on the solar panels’ price, over the panels’ lifetime. Or to put it another way, savings in cooling costs amounted to selling 5 percent more solar energy to the grid than the panels are actually producing— for the building researchers studied.
Applying for a job can be stressful. Add in all the drug/police/background checks and you start to wonder if you’re applying for the CIA. Now there’s one more check to worry about – social media check. Like any group that might come across as racist? post risque photos? mention your love for 420? It could all come back to haunt you.