An alternate approach to mortgage shopping
Commentary: Regulators can't see past best mortgage priceBy Lou Barnes, Friday, July 13, 2012.
Midsummer is known in the news biz as "silly season." In the absence of real news, headlines run "MAN BITES DOG." It's a little early this year, but it got hot early. The usual time is on the cusp of July to August, when Europe shuts down for a month's vacation; this year Europe may shut down somewhat later, for longer.
Only one piece of hard economic data this week: An index gauging the sentiment of small-business owners dumped three points of index optimism in June. That's a lot for a single month, but the overall index value is still in the middle of the chatter back to 2010.
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