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Housing Market Expected to Stay Strong Despite Rising Rates

Well, Cinco de Mayo was no party for the mortgage market as Freddie Mac reported on May 5th that average rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage have reached their highest level since 2009. Regardless, people still need to buy homes, and the housing market is expected to remain strong, although we’re starting to see price

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Special Alert for Homeowners!

It’s probably not a surprise to you, but mortgage rates continued to increase this past week clocking the fastest three-month rise since May of 1994, according to Freddie Mac’s latest survey of average mortgage rates. The survey also reported – and I will corroborate – that purchase activity is softening, which, if you’ve been on

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More Volatility in Bonds Expected Thanks to Inflation Concerns

Hold on to your hats, this could be a wild week in the bond market and for the mortgage rate trend. After a much more robust than expected Jobs Report last Friday that showed higher than expected wage inflation, bond prices fell, which in turn led to higher mortgage rates. Average mortgage rates are now

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