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The last few days of the year are upon us.  Wall Street is all but vacant again this week, unlike my house which is full of over-sugared children already claiming to be bored of the bounty received less than a week ago.

Pending Home Sales ticked up 0.2% last month, well under the 1.5% increase expected.  I guess that folks decided to spend all of their money on presents last week.  They should have bought a new home instead of all of the gifts under the tree; there’d be more to show for the expenditure and the kids would be just as excited.

Plus, the 4-4.5% 30 year interest rate on a home loan is much cheaper than what credit companies charge 🙂