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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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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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Fed finally acknowledges inflation…what’s this mean for you?

There are some interesting developments happening in markets that have the potential to affect mortgage rates that I want you to be aware of. First of all, in the statement following the end of their meeting last week, the Fed finally acknowledged growing inflation that they now expect to continue for the rest of this

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More inflation than expected showing up in the economy…

The big story since last week’s update has been inflation. With the economy reopening and the demand for goods and services increasing over these last few months, prices (thus inflation) have been rising. This also means that prices for mortgages – in the form of the interest rate – may rise as well.  This is

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What’s Happening Now With Jobs, Inflation, and Rates

We’ve watched as mortgage rates have remained rather steady over the past three weeks and according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, averages remained below 3 percent for the 30-year fixed.  Friday’s job creation numbers dragged on markets showing a disappointing 266,000 new jobs created when a number much closer to 1 million was expected. Interestingly

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We Actually Saw Mortgage Rates Drop a Little in Last Week’s Survey

Surprisingly, we actually saw mortgage rates drop a little last week, after seven consecutive weeks of increases, according to the latest survey of average rates put out by Freddie Mac. This week, however, could be a bit of a rocky road as we get more inflation news.  The flow of stimulus money into the economy

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