Recent Mortgage News

Mortgage rates await clearer economic signals

As mortgage rates have leveled off, this environment has allowed consumers time to act on the figures their mortgage calculators produce....  Read More

Richard Barrington has earned the CFA designation and is a 20-year veteran of the financial industry, including having previously served for over a dozen years as a member of the Executive Committee of Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. Richard has written extensively on investment and personal finance topics.

Disturbing News In The Mortgage Sector

August 14th, 2013

While mortgage finance reform may be years from reality, a note on rising delinquencies and foreclosures in some regions is of more pressing concern....  Read More

With mortgage rates in a holding pattern, what will housing prices do?

August 08th, 2013

The latest housing data continues to look encouraging, but it has yet to fully reflect the impact of higher mortgage rates....  Read More

Quiet on the mortgage front could be calm before the storm

July 31st, 2013

Over the past couple weeks, mortgage rates have taken a pause in their upward climb, but economic announcements next week could push them higher again...  Read More

Inflation: The latest threat to mortgage rates

July 17th, 2013

A new report on inflation threatens to launch a new wave of mortgage rate increases....  Read More

Economic indicators point to higher rates

July 15th, 2013

Three mortgage-related news items over the past week all centered around the trend toward higher mortgage rates....  Read More

Mortgage application activity could stall if inflation heats up

July 03rd, 2013

Rising rates are already putting a damper on mortgage applications, and buying activity could really suffer if inflation perks up....  Read More

Kicking the tires on housing data

June 27th, 2013

A late-June report brought good news on housing prices, but it's too early to say whether the rally will withstand the rise in mortgage rates....  Read More