40% of Americans start shopping for holiday gifts before Halloween*
The holidays are fast approaching. Have you started to prepare for this fun and exciting time of year? Unfortunately, many people could end up paying for the merriment long after it has passed.
This month we have sent some tips to help keep spending in check while still enjoying the fruits of the season. You’ll also find some practical gift-giving strategies.
We hope you and yours have a warm and wonderful holiday season! As always, please call if there is anything we can do for you personally.
John Damiano, Karen Eberson, Clax Underwood, Barbra Neuman, Danielle Galante, and Shaun Simpson
* National Retail Federation
September Existing-Home Sales Show Another Strong Gain
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the housing market is in the early stages of recovery. “A housing recovery is taking place but will be choppy at times depending on the duration and impact of a foreclosure moratorium. But the overall direction should be a gradual rising trend in home sales with buyers responding to historically low mortgage interest rates and very favorable affordability conditions,” he said. Read the whole article here.