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'Federal Reserve' articles

Mortgage rates show biggest one week hike of the year

November 19th, 2010
If you have been using mortgage calculators to determine your monthly savings from a mortgage refinance or the balance of your new home loan, time to plug in a higher...  Read More

Mortgage rates climb on international reaction to Fed news

November 12th, 2010
While President Obama concluded his Asian trip with the G20 economic summit in Seoul, South Korea, mortgage rates climbed at home. Proving the connectivity of the global economy, foreign leaders...  Read More

Recent news gives mixed predictions for future mortgage rates

November 06th, 2010
Elections, announcements, economic news, all with impact on the housing and mortgage markets. What sense to make of it all, and how can it help you with your new home...  Read More

QE2: Fed to buy more debt in attempt to push economy forward

November 03rd, 2010

Evidently long term interest rates are not low enough, at least in the eyes of the Federal Reserve. Stating a sluggish economy that has been slow to recover jobs and...  Read More

Mortgage applications register an uptick in late October.

October 28th, 2010
Mortgage applications increased and mortgage rates inched higher for the second week. Mortgage calculators for new home loans and mortgage refinances have helped home buyers complete applications. In economic news...  Read More

Rates drop, refis surge as Fed frets about economy

October 15th, 2010
The Federal Reserve filled headlines this week causing great speculation on the future of mortgage rates. Economic activity continues to slump. What impact does economic news have for you and...  Read More

Mortgage rates: stocks and bonds and rates, oh my!

October 13th, 2010
You are considering a new home loan or refinance mortgage and it seems the mortgages rates are changing every day. Why? What causes mortgage rates to go up and down?...  Read More

Historically low rates get historically lower

October 08th, 2010
Following news from the Department of Labor, investors drove mortgage rates to all-time lows this morning. Federal Reserve re-entry into the securities markets is a strong possibility and anyone looking...  Read More