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This Time of Year in Housing Market

As mortgage rates remain elevated to start the year, we’re seeing buyers step back to the sidelines to wait and see what this year will bring for the housing market and mortgage rates. This is typically a slower time of year for housing sales and mortgage applications, so it’s not that surprising, however, this year

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Mortgage Rates Trending Down as Fed Predicted to Raise Its Rate

Concerns over lackluster economic growth allowed the trend for mortgage rates to continue to improve for the fourth consecutive week. According to Freddie Mac’s latest survey, it’s been since 2008 that rates have seen the decline we’ve seen over the last four weeks! Increased buyer activity has not shown up in the numbers yet, however,

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How will the Election affect rates?

The nation’s housing market continues to cool down and shift as mortgage rates seem to be trending around an average of 7.0 percent for a 30-year fixed, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey. The Federal Reserve continues to attempt to combat inflation and raised the Fed Funds rate once again last week at its meeting.

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Lots of Inflation Data Coming Out, Could Spark Volatility in Rates & Markets

Continued economic uncertainty led to a slight pullback in mortgage rates last week, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of average rates. Yes, rates remain at levels considerably higher than they were this time last year; however, this pullback offered borrowers a little respite. And remember, if you plan to buy soon we have some

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Crazy Gyrations in the Market This Week! What It All Means.

Let me just say that Tuesday’s plummet by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (of nearly 1,300 points) and S&P averages on the stock market was not what I was expecting with the release of the latest consumer inflation numbers. However, I guess traders did not expect core inflation – which leaves out food and energy

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Important New Inflation Data Coming Out!

As the tug of war between inflation pressures and a slowdown in the economy leave mortgage rates in a volatile trend, Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of average rates showed that rates experienced an impressive improvement last week. However, most of those gains have been erased as markets digest Friday’s Jobs Report and other strong data

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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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