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“No, Mortgage Rates Are No Longer “Sharply Lower” This Week!”

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“No, Mortgage Rates Are No Longer “Sharply Lower” This Week!”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: No, Mortgage Rates Are No Longer “Sharply Lower” This Week! Mortgage rates were sharply higher today, with the average 30yr fixed rate quote rising by almost an eighth of a percentage point in some cases. A move of that magnitude in one day is the sort of...
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BLS: Unemployment Rates in May at New Series Lows in Texas and Vermont

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BLS: Unemployment Rates in May at New Series Lows in Texas and Vermont

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary Unemployment rates were lower in May in 6 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 42 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.… Vermont had the lowest unemployment rate in May, 2.1 percent. The rates in...
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“Mortgage Rates Drop Quickly as Market Panic Sets In”

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“Mortgage Rates Drop Quickly as Market Panic Sets In”

We could see a 3 handle for mortgage rates tomorrow. From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Lowest Mortgage Rates in More Than a Month Mortgage rates dropped quickly today as global financial markets underwent a volatile shift. When money is flowing out of stocks and into bonds (as it was today) rates move...
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Mortgages Rates: 30 Year Fixed at 4.5%

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Mortgages Rates: 30 Year Fixed at 4.5%

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Unchanged to Start the Week Mortgage rates held their ground today, keeping them in line with long-term lows achieved over the past 2 weeks. To be fair, it was the previous week that offered the biggest benefits, but last week was no slouch. Factoring out...
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Mortgage Rates at Top of Recent Range

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Mortgage Rates at Top of Recent Range

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Surge to 1-Month Highs Mortgage rates rose today at the quickest pace in months, ultimately hitting the highest levels since June 25th for the average lender. While neither of those are “fun” facts for fans of low rates, they are made slightly more palatable by...
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“Mortgage Rates Back at 4-Year Highs Ahead of Inflation Data”

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“Mortgage Rates Back at 4-Year Highs Ahead of Inflation Data”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back at 4-Year Highs Ahead of Inflation Data Mortgage rates moved higher today as bond markets braced for impact from several upcoming events. … omorrow’s Consumer Price Index–a key inflation report that can have an immediate impact on the bond market. If inflation is lower...
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30 Year Mortgage Rates at 4.5% to 4.625%

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30 Year Mortgage Rates at 4.5% to 4.625%

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Start Strong, But End The Day Higher Mortgage rates ended higher today, after financial markets reacted to developments in last week’s tariff-related news. Last Thursday, stock prices and interest rates fell in response to the tariff announcement because investors figured it ran the risk of...
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“Mortgage Rates Head Back Toward Recent Highs”

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“Mortgage Rates Head Back Toward Recent Highs”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Head Back Toward Recent Highs Mortgage rates were mixed today, with most lenders offering slightly better terms this morning compared to yesterday’s mid-day levels. Things took a turn for the worse in the afternoon as the stock market recovery pulled money back out of bonds....
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“Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Levels in More Than 3 Years”

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“Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Levels in More Than 3 Years”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Levels in More Than 3 Years Mortgage rates are in trouble. This will come as no surprise to regular readers. For the past few weeks, rates made several successive runs up to the highest levels in more than 9 months. It was...
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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2018. I’m adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 5) Monetary Policy:  The Fed raised rates three times in 2017 and started to reduce their balance sheet. The Fed is forecasting three more rate hikes in 2018.  Some analysts...
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