“Ya Gotta Have Heart…”

Heart Quote of the Day: “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein

Wuss’up This Week: This week is light on rate-changing economic reports. Thursday’s Weekly Jobless Claims (higher unemployment = lower rates) and 10-year TIPS Auction (notes will be auctioned; strong demand can lead to lower rates) are the two biggies that can swing rates in either direction. Also, contrary to popular belief (read: my wife’s belief) the US Weekly cover story about Angelina and Brad planning their wedding did not lead to rates dropping last week.

Interest Rate Update: 30-year fixed rates remain in the mid 4s with ARM rates about a point lower. Rates vary based on type of home, equity in the home, credit score, and if Rocky: The Musical is really expected to appear on Broadway in the spring of 2013. As usual, for any loan over $240k I will waive ALL lender fees (this is a $1,000 savings!). Please forward this email to any friends/family/coworkers who are looking to refinance or buy a home.

Heart Quote of the Day 2: “The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.” – Demetri Martin (comedian)

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to all who guessed Nicole “I’m a foot taller than Barry” Kidman as last week’s answer. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a pair of pants I got for Father’s Day that I will never wear (34 waist)? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “On Saturday I will turn 50. I owe the start of my TV acting career to a coach, but I’ve been able to make it in movies without anyone’s help. I have made two comedies about sports; in one my co-star flipped out in real life and fled to Canada, and in the other my co-star went to jail in real life for not paying taxes. Overall I’ve made a ton of money acting in TV and movies…but if you want to offer me money to spend time with my wife I might take you up on it.”

A reminder that it’s Ladies’ Day here at Barry’s Blog. All ladies get to read the blog for free. All male readers: please mail $10 to me at the address below.

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