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Rate Trend Improving + Signs of Buyers Coming Back!

Home sales have been slow lately, as you’ve seen me write over these past few weeks; however, I’m seeing some demand signals start to perk up. Redfin reported that their Homebuyer Demand Index, which measures home tour requests and Google searches for homes for sale, is showing a 6 percent increase in buyer activity. Freddie

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Your Home Financing Strategy in a Tough Market + It’s Jobs Week!

Continued uncertainty and volatility in both stock and bond markets have pushed mortgage rates even higher. According to Freddie Mac’s survey data of average rates, the range of rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage has more than doubled since this time last year. Ouch!  As we all know, though, people are still buying, selling,

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Good News on Rates & Inflation!

Believe it or not, I actually have some good news to report when it comes to inflation and mortgage rates. First, mortgage rates improved a little last week, according to the latest survey of average mortgage rates reported by Freddie Mac. Now, as we know rates can be volatile and I don’t believe this is

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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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Volatility in Markets, Silver Lining in Housing

Average mortgage rates had dropped nicely, by half a percent, as of last week’s mortgage rate survey published by Freddie Mac, on continued worries over a possible recession coming this year. However, by week’s end, with strong enough economic data – especially a stronger than expected Jobs Report, rates reversed course ending higher.  Yes, markets

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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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On Tap This Week: Fed Meeting, Inflation & Continuing Conflict in Ukraine

As we continue to watch events unfold in Ukraine and rising inflation here at home, the volatility in markets and mortgage rates continues. And in addition to the already skittish markets, we’ve got an important Fed Meeting this week. Following two weeks of declines, the latest trend in mortgage rates, as reported by Freddie Mac

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Volatility Driving Rates Right Now

As we watch the horrific scene unfolding in Ukraine our hearts go out to those fighting for and fleeing their country. Please join me in sending prayers and support to those affected. This geopolitical tension has destabilized markets here and led to investors seeking safer places to put their money, which means moving out of

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Jobs Week, Inflation, Russia-Ukraine Conflict Add Up to Volatility…What You Can Expect

Lots to unpack in this update to help you understand what’s happening globally and how it trickles down to affect the mortgage rate you could be paying on your next home finance or refinance. As you know, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict continues and looks to be escalating. The stock market doesn’t like the geo-political uncertainty, especially

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Push and Pull of Volatility and Why It’s Happening…

We are tracking lots going on here at home and globally that are creating more volatility than normal in markets and mortgage rates. Last week we saw mortgage rates rise again thanks to high inflation numbers and stronger than expected consumer spending. The average rate trend for the 30-year fixed mortgage is nearing four percent,

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