Mortgage rates could cross a record low

Who knew? The Federal Reserve raised its funds rate barely two months ago, and all that worry about higher interest rates for mortgage borrowers ended up being positively unwarranted. The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed mortgage began a free fall, reacting to financial markets overseas rather than monetary policy here at home. “Mortgage … Read more

House flipping: Deja vu all over again

House flipping is always hottest when home prices are nearing a peak. That is not the case right now nationally, and so flipping has remained pretty stable overall … with two very glaring exceptions. Las Vegas and Miami. Sound familiar? They should. These two markets may well have been the poster children for the flip … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 850 photographed in the wild, looks just like the renders

The Microsoft Lumia 850 starred in a few 3D renders late last year, but now there are photos of the actual device. There was a lot of uncertainty about the screen size, but the latest info points to 5.4″ in size. Above it is a front-facing flash and what is probably an iris scanner for … Read more

Steam debuts a VR performance-check utility for PCs ahead of HTC Vive rollout

The SteamVR-powered HTC Vive virtual reality headset is officially up for preorder on February 29 , and Valve wants to help make sure your PC is ready for it. Valve recently published a free program on Steam called the SteamVR Performance Test that will automatically check your system specs to see if they make the … Read more