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Even with Uptick, Rates Remain at Historically Low Levels

Last week we saw evidence – in the reports on consumer and wholesale prices – that inflation continues to rise and as we know, this can often cause a rise in rates. This seems to be the case as the latest survey on average mortgage rates, published by Freddie Mac, reported that the average rate

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Good News About New Loan Limits!

We’ve had some surprises in the last week that have thrown markets for a loop and created some uncertainty and volatility. Friday’s jobs report was a much greater stinker than expected. New job creation rose just 194,000, a disappointing performance compared to the median expectation of 475,000. Markets are also reacting to rising economic and

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Times They Are a Changin’…How Can You Be Ready?

Going into last week’s Fed Meeting, mortgage rates had remained steady for the past couple months. We’ve watched U.S. Treasuries becoming more popular with foreign investors as the global economy has struggled to recover amidst the pandemic. This has helped mortgage rates stay low, along with the Fed’s stimulus buying of mortgage backed securities. Well,

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Rates Continue in Steady Pattern Offering Opportunities!

Even as the economy continues to improve, it’s lost some of its momentum over the past couple of months as the latest wave of COVID cases has been a drag on employment, consumer spending and consumer confidence. On the positive side, mortgage rates have remained steady offering homebuyers and those still wanting to refinance added

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Important Jobs Report This Week…What About Rates?

There’s so much to discuss this week, so let’s dive in! First of all, mortgage rates remained rather steady last week as markets awaited the comments and fallout from the Fed’s meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The comments following the meetings by Fed Chair Jerome Powell revealed that the members are talking about tapering their bond buying program

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