26 Aug 2013
August 26, 2013

Implications of Rising Mortgage Rates

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Are they threatening the recovery? Or is their effect overstated?  Provided by Alterra Wealth Management                                                 Between early May and mid-July, the average interest rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose about 1%. Rates on 30-year FRMs have basically held steady since hitting a peak of 4.51% in Freddie Mac’s July 11 Primary Mortgage Market.. read more →

19 Aug 2013
August 19, 2013

Weekly Economic Update 8-19-13

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Alterra Wealth Management Presents: WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE“If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.”       – Donald Rumsfeld WEEKLY TIP Sometimes a sector or industry is touted as the “wave of the future” or the next hot trend. Beware of shifting your investment mix in response to hype or headlines –.. read more →

13 Aug 2013
August 13, 2013

What if Fannie & Freddie Went Away?

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How might things change for mortgage lenders & borrowers? Provided by Alterra Wealth Management Is a new home financing system ahead? In the text of a speech delivered August 6, President Obama said: “I believe that while our housing system must have a limited government role, private lending should be the backbone of the housing.. read more →

President Obama returns to an idea he introduced in 2012. Provided by Alterra Wealth Management What if corporate taxes were 7% lower? Specifically, what if the corporate tax rate was reset to 28%, 25% for manufacturing companies? As a tradeoff for this tax cut, what if multinational corporations based in the U.S. paid a one-time.. read more →

12 Aug 2013
August 12, 2013

Weekly Economic Update 8-12-13

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Alterra Wealth Management Presents: WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE WEEKLY QUOTE“When the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow WEEKLY TIP If much of your net worth is tied to the value of your home and you are seeing home equity as a tool to help fund.. read more →