Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 11/25/23

You may have messed up at your job, but has your error ever been visible to the entire planet? Astronauts aboard the International Space Station dropped a toolbox during a spacewalk earlier this month, and it’s so reflective that you can see it with binoculars from Earth.  In this edition: Turkey Day statistics to gobble down and […]

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November 27, 2023

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 11/18/23

Looking for a nice outdoor space and a pool, but without that pesky sun? If you have $6 million, this underground house in Las Vegas is calling your name!  In this edition: Congressional drama gets physical, inflation trends to talk about over Thanksgiving dinner, and how the Fed has adapted monetary policy over time.  Fuel Up! 🚀 […]

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November 20, 2023

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 11/11/23

Apparently all statistics classes have been wrong – check out how European researchers observed a 50.8%/49.2% flip rate (and how you could you use this to win a few bets with your friends).  In this edition: a new ARM option, greater prevalence of multigenerational homes, and how you could get your hands on a $20 billion sunken […]

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November 13, 2023

A Look Inside Living In A Multigenerational Home

Author: Carla Ayers In the last 5 decades, the number of Americans living with multiple generations under one roof has quadrupled, according to the Pew Research Center. More than 59 million people live in multigenerational households or a home that includes two or more adult generations. Whether it’s parents and adult children or a “skipped generation” […]

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November 10, 2023

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 11/04/23

Beer belly wrestling, a mullet competition and selfies with alligators! Don’t miss the first-ever Florida Man Games coming up in February. Refereed by two former American Gladiators, this will be an event that you’re sure to maybe remember!  In this edition: the economy remains stable, the Fed holds steady and don’t forget to set your clocks!  Fuel […]

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November 06, 2023

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 10/28/23

In this edition: Purchase Plus availability expands, town names ready for Halloween and potential student loan repayment habits.  Fuel Up! 🚀 Purchase Plus Expansion Great news for borrowers in six major metropolitan areas – Rocket Pro℠ TPO’s Purchase Plus offering has been expanded by over 900 census tracts!  Borrowers in all nearly 2,700 census tracts covered by […]

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October 30, 2023

Data Shows Why Saving For Your First Down Payment Can Be Hard

Author: Isabel Lenzen There’s often a discrepancy between the things that people intend on doing and what they actually get done. In social psychology this is called the “intention behavior gap.” Previous research on the intention behavior gap shows that across a wide variety of behavior domains, there is, on average, a statistically significant gap in […]

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October 13, 2023

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 10/07/23

In this edition: Rocket Pro℠ TPO is the first to announce 2024 conforming loan limits, how you can help your clients lower their down payments and apparently you can’t bring an alligator to a baseball game.  Fuel Up! 🚀 2024 Conforming Loan Limits Are Live With Rocket Pro TPO For the second straight year, Rocket Pro TPO […]

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October 09, 2023

What Can Home Buyers Learn To Navigate Market Turbulence?

Author: Kevin Graham The housing market is at the tail end of another home buying season. Since the pandemic, the real estate market is experiencing a fair amount of volatility. An early freeze on home sales in March and April 2020 quickly gave way to the hottest market in recent memory as Americans looked for […]

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October 05, 2023

How A Government Shutdown Affects Mortgages

Originally Published: October 3, 2023 Last Updated: October 3, 2023 Author: Kevin Graham The government gets funded with a combination of American taxpayer dollars and government debt. Our elected representatives must pass a budget detailing how the government funds are to be spent. If there’s no agreement in place by the deadline, a federal government shutdown takes […]

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October 03, 2023