Dreambuilder named a top custom home builder by the Business Journal

Dreambuilder Custom Homes has once again made the list of the top 25 custom home builders in northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The list, published in the September 14th edition, ranks custom builders by the average value of homes built in 2011.  We are happy to be recognized for the second year in…

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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage: 3.49%, new record

— Marcy Gordon, Associated Press The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell again, this time dropping below 3.50 percent for the first time on records dating back 60 years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan declined to 3.49 percent. That’s down from 3.53 percent last week…

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Cultivate.com: Is the Kitchen Triangle Dead?

The “kitchen work triangle” concept was developed in the 1940s and tranformed the way kitchens were designed for the next 60 years.  However, today’s families use the kitchen in much different and many more ways than in the past.  What does this mean for the kitchen triangle?  Here’s a really interesting article from Cultivate.com (with pictures of great kitchens!) discussing how the kitchen triangle is…

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30-year mortgage rate drops to record 3.56%

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press WASHINGTON – July 13, 2012 – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to record lows, giving would-be buyers more incentive to brave the housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 3.56 percent. That’s down from 3.62 percent last week and…

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Rate on 30-year FRM falls to record 3.66%

Martin Crutsinger, AP economics writer

WASHINGTON – June 22, 2012 – The average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell this week to a record low for the seventh time in eight weeks. Cheap mortgages have helped drive a modest recovery in the weak housing market this year.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.66 percent. That’s down from 3.71 percent last week and the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s.

The average rate on the 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing option, declined to 2.95 percent. That’s down from 2.98 percent last week and just above the record 2.94 percent reached two weeks ago.

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