Tag Archives: interest rate

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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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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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Rates drift lower to levels not seen since October 2016, survey says.

Hope your week is off to a great start! Some good news here about mortgage rates…according to the latest survey of average rates released by Freddie Mac, both the 30-year and 15-year continued to drift lower last week to levels not seen since October 2016. Even with Friday’s stinker of a Jobs Report, unemployment remains

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Spring & Summer Housing Market Shaping Up to Be Better than We Thought

You may have heard news headlines over the past month or so that mortgage rates have been rising. If this has you worried about your plans to buy a home over the next few months, let’s talk facts. The truth is that yes, rates have risen, but only slightly, and they remain lower than they

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What you need to know…Housing Heating Up, Rates Trending Lower…for now

All you need to know about the latest mortgage rate and housing trends The stock markets are trending toward a little more safety and conservatism since the last Fed Meeting where the Members expressed some concern over the prospect of slowing growth in the economy. Yet, the economy is still cranking out new jobs and

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New Trend for Mortgage Rates

New Year, New Trend for Rates

Shutdown Strategy Well, hello there! Happy New Year and welcome to 2019. Yes, I know we’re quite a ways into the month but I wanted to pop in and offer you a look at the markets and how we’re ‘strategizing’ for our clients around this government shutdown. (No worries…this is still a ‘no politics’ zone;)

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What to expect in Q4 for Markets and Mortgage Rates

Well, here we are…in October! We’ve turned the page to a new season and a new quarter. Now that the peak home buying season has cooled, like the crisp, fall air, I thought it would be a good time to share with you some of my thoughts on what’s happening in the markets and what

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Spring Home Buying Season Heating Up and How to Win in a Bidding War

Despite the financial market churnings recently, I’m seeing and hearing from others I talk to in real estate that the home buying season is heating up…now. We’re seeing a high volume of buyer activity. I’ve been receiving lots of borrower inquiries and doing pre-qualifications. I don’t have any data to back this up quite yet,

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