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'Mortgage Rates' articles

Fed minutes raise the prospect of higher mortgage rates

November 27th, 2013

Mortgage rates have been up and down recently; but if the economy continues to show improvement, the Fed may push the overall trend even higher....  Read More

Economic strength lifts mortgage rates

November 20th, 2013

Unexpectedly strong economic news boosted mortgage rates, which could change the assumptions of home buyers and refinancers....  Read More

Why the GDP announcement already seems like old news

November 13th, 2013

Stronger GDP growth in the third quarter shouldn't have enough impact to change your mortgage plans....  Read More

Poor jobs report dampens economy, reveals silver lining for borrowers

October 30th, 2013

Discouraging economic news has a silver lining for mortgage shoppers, in the form of sharply lower rates....  Read More

Budget deal leaves mortgage rates stable -- for now

October 23rd, 2013

The budget deal removes one potential disruption from the mortgage market, but don't expect rates to stay stable forever....  Read More

Mortgage rates caught in the crossfire of the fiscal showdown in Washington

October 16th, 2013

So far, the fiscal crisis has had a minimal impact on mortgage rates, but that could well change if the US government defaults on any obligations....  Read More

Shutdown squeeze play may cause mortgage fallout

October 09th, 2013

Showdowns over the federal budget and the debt ceiling threaten to put a damper on home prices and mortgage lending....  Read More

Latest figures reveal uptick in refinancing activity

October 02nd, 2013

An uptick in refinancing activity and the continuing rise in home prices show that refinancing opportunities still exist....  Read More