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Volatility Remains in Markets and Rates This Week

Well, after taking a breather for a few weeks, rates surged last week following shifting inflation expectations and the change in Fed policy regarding inflation. According to the latest survey of averages by Freddie Mac, rates for the average 30-year fixed-rate loan are up .55 percent. We’re also continuing to see signs of the tight

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Important Fed Meeting Happening This Week!

Drama, drama, drama in our update for this week. The markets have been reeling since Friday’s higher than expected consumer inflation report came out. Unless you’ve been living under a rock – which may be a good idea…no inflation under there – you’ve likely seen the headlines splashed all over the media that the CPI

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Rates Rise Has Slowed but Continue in a Volatile Trend…

Today’s update is a combo of good news and bad news. Which do you like first? I prefer the good news first, so here it goes…mortgage rates have taken a breather from their robust rise and we’ve even seen momentary improvements. Overall though, it’s no surprise that rates are higher than last year at this

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Short, Busy Week With Jobs Report Coming

Despite headwinds to economic growth, namely inflation, the housing market continues to show strength. Most recently we saw reports come out on home price appreciation. Core Logic reported a 20.6 percent increase in home prices year over year and prices are increasing in all 50 states. We haven’t seen these levels of price appreciation, this

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Mortgage Rate Volatility Can Offer Opportunities

Well, never a dull moment in the housing and mortgage market! Last week Freddie Mac actually reported a slight decrease in the interest rate trend. Interesting! And according to Chief Economist at Freddie, Sam Khater, we’re likely to continue to see mortgage rate volatility as a result of continued economic uncertainty, purchase demand slowing, and

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I Actually Have Some Good News…

It’s in times like these, with rates moving consistently higher, it makes publishing this weekly newsletter difficult because I wish I had some fantastically good news to share with you. BUT, I actually do have some good news and some real talk too. First, we saw some slight improvement in rates last week, which has

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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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Why I Think Housing Demand Is Softening a Little

As expected, mortgage rates continued their persistent march higher last week. According to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, rates have moved higher for seven consecutive weeks. No, none of us likes higher rates but remember there is always a silver lining and in this case, we are starting to see some volatility in housing demand which

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We Haven’t Seen This in Over a Decade!

These are interesting times in the housing market and we’re seeing lots of speculation around what it all means and how it’s all going to shake out. According to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of average rates, the average for a 30-year fixed mortgage has now officially hit 5.0 percent on the survey, a level not

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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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