Category Archives: Rates News

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Rates Steady for the Last 2 Months… Trend Might Be About to Change

We’re going on two months now that we’ve seen mortgage rates remain mostly flat. Analysts see this as evidence that markets are leery of the prospects of a robust economy roaring back anytime soon due to rising covid cases and how this pandemic is going to shake out. And of course the Fed’s bond buying

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Rates Continue in Steady Pattern Offering Opportunities!

Even as the economy continues to improve, it’s lost some of its momentum over the past couple of months as the latest wave of COVID cases has been a drag on employment, consumer spending and consumer confidence. On the positive side, mortgage rates have remained steady offering homebuyers and those still wanting to refinance added

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Important Jobs Report This Week…What About Rates?

There’s so much to discuss this week, so let’s dive in! First of all, mortgage rates remained rather steady last week as markets awaited the comments and fallout from the Fed’s meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The comments following the meetings by Fed Chair Jerome Powell revealed that the members are talking about tapering their bond buying program

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Grab your boots & hats for the Fed Meeting in the Cowboy State

Looks like things have settled down for rates as they remained relatively flat last week, according to the latest weekly survey published by Freddie Mac. What’s not remaining flat is home sales as a report already released this week shows home sales beating expectations! This week, however, we have even more housing data coming out

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Your Home’s Increase in Equity May Offer Enormous Opportunity for You!

Well, it looks like optimism in the markets, thanks to the strong jobs report, sent mortgage rates a little higher, according to last week’s survey published by Freddie Mac. Prior to this latest report, rates had been dropping for six consecutive weeks. Despite the minimal .10 percent rise in interest rate for the average 30-year

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Jobs + Delta + Inflation = Wild Ride for Rates

It’s been a little bit of a wild ride for rates over these past few days. Last week, before the jobs report was released, the survey of average rates showed the 30-year and 15-year dropping to levels not seen since early 2021.  However, following Friday’s robust jobs report showing almost 1 million people returning to

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Important Jobs Report This Week, Even as Rates Improve…

We’re seeing some wider swings in markets so far this week as we await an important jobs report on Friday, and concern grows over covid variants, all of which is affecting bonds and mortgage rates this week.  Last week, mortgage rates moved mostly sideways according to Freddie Mac’s latest survey of average rates and so

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Yes, now is an amazing time to buy…and here’s why

Fortunately for home buyers, even as home prices continue to appreciate, mortgage rates are trending lower as the economy continues to mend despite concerns around the pandemic and its trajectory. According to the latest survey of mortgage rates by Freddie Mac, the average rates for both the  30-year and 15-year average dropped .10 percent just

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Rates improve for the 3rd week in a row!

Luckily for the summer home-buying frenzy, mortgage rates have continued to decline. In fact, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of average rates, since their peak in April, mortgage rates have declined by .30 percent. Not bad! But how long will this last? It’s an interesting question because many market experts believe rates are remaining

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Nice surprise to see a slight improvement in rates last week!

Well, this is a nice surprise! I get to report that last week, average mortgage rates improved for both the 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of rates. So, what gives? We saw the yield percentage on the 10-year Treasury fall and when that happens, often mortgage rates will follow

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