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Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 06/24/2024

Have you ever needed a place to put your tater tots, but don’t want to trust them in the same pocket with your phone or keys? You’re in luck! In honor of the 20th anniversary of “Napoleon Dynamite,” the tater tot titans at Ore-Ida have released pants with a pocket specifically designed to hold and […]

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June 20, 2024

Mortgage Data Shows American Migration Patterns

Author: Isabel Lenzen According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, migration rates show that 8.6% of the U.S.’s population moved in 2022, which is a 4% increase over 2021. In a trend that’s persisted before and after the pandemic, many Americans aren’t confining their moves to their current city’s limits. Instead, 67% left […]

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June 14, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 06/17/2024

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … frozen emulsified desserts? Stemming from a recent TikTok uproar, experts have explained that some of summer’s most iconic treats, like the Drumstick cone, are not entirely made of actual ice cream, but rather filled with emulsifiers that help the dessert keep its structural integrity. In this […]

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June 14, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 06/10/2024

Looking for more space for you, your partner, and your 18 kids? You’re in luck – a 500-year-old mansion is up for sale in England that once housed a nobleman and his entire 20-person family. In this edition: June is National Homeownership Month, big news involving the beloved Costco hot dog deal, and challenges to […]

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June 07, 2024

40% of Americans Say They Would Get An Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

Author: Katie Ziraldo 32.7% of people listed monthly costs as their top priority when choosing a loan type. Realists were 43.8% more likely to hesitate to get an ARM than optimists due to the potential for higher interest rates. Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) made up 6.7% of all new home loan applications to lenders, according to the Mortgage […]

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June 06, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 06/03/2024

Fast food – a luxury item? According to a recent survey, nearly 80% of Americans now view fast food as a luxury and are eating it less often. Unfortunately, not even Big Macs are safe from inflation. In this edition: Home prices hit another all-time high, consumer confidence is rising and more homes are available […]

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May 31, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 05/27/2024

Looking to get off the grid but not feeling the mountain hermit vibes? A beachfront cottage in the Florida Keys running off a rain cistern and solar panels, and only accessible by boat or plane, may be for you! In this edition: Check out the latest Build-A-Broker episode, a big Rocket ProSM TPO anniversary, and […]

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May 24, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 05/20/2024

McDonald’s announced their newest McFlurry flavor last week: the Grandma McFlurry, which combines hard candy pieces, syrup and vanilla ice cream into what basically amounts to a Werther’s Original. Next for McDonald’s: fixing the McFlurry machines so we can actually try the new flavor. In this edition: the good and the bad of AI, April […]

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May 17, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 05/13/2024

Built in 1897, a home in Reedville, VA, is on the market for $450K … the only catch is it’s surrounded by water and in the middle of Chesapeake Bay! In this edition: rent growth versus wage growth, help on the way for affordable housing, and how to interpret monthly employment data. And when you’re […]

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May 10, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 05/06/2024

Remember that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12 – the National Retail Federation estimates consumers will spend $33.5 billion on Mother’s Day this year, trailing only 2023’s record $35.7 billion in spending. Broken down, that’s $254 per person, with those between the ages of 35 and 44 budgeting nearly $350! In this edition: Zillow adapts […]

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May 03, 2024