It’s that time of the year again, when we take a look at what’s in store for mortgage rates the following year. So without further… Read More »2018 Mortgage Rate Forecast: Overall It’s Looking Pretty Good
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about mortgage rates. And even more than that…quite possibly the most important aspect of the home loan process. After all, they stay with you for a long, long time.
My friend asked me the other day if I’d rather have a low mortgage rate or pay a lower price for a home. I paused… Read More »Would You Rather Have a Low Mortgage Rate or Pay a Lower Price for a Home?
You may have already read the headlines. Things like Trump-fueled Treasury surge and the so-called Trump Effect, all driving mortgage rates higher. And it’s not… Read More »President-Elect Trump vs. Mortgage Rates
It’s been about two weeks since the Fed decided to keep its mortgage purchases going strong, an initiative implemented to keep downward pressure on interest… Read More »The Fed Non-Taper Doesn’t Really Save Homeowners That Much Money
This morning, Zillow, the company behind the love it or hate it Zestimate, released a new study that analyzed the impact credit scores have on… Read More »Zillow: Credit Score Single Most Important Factor for Mortgage Rates
Yesterday, many declared “victory” when the Fed decided not to taper its monthly purchases of mortgage-backed securities and longer-term Treasuries. Put simply, most assumed the… Read More »Is the ‘No Taper’ Good or Bad for Mortgage Rates and the Housing Market?
Today we’ll take a brief look at some mortgage rate history to gain a little context. It’s always helpful to know what came before so… Read More »Mortgage Rate History: Check Out These Charts from the Early 1900s
During the latest radio interview with Real Estate Today Radio, Freddie Mac Vice President and Chief Economist Frank Nothaft weighed in on the direction of… Read More »Freddie Chief Economist ‘Pretty Certain’ 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Will Hit 5% by Mid-2014
Mortgage rates have been all the rage this year, with new record lows met with equally unprecedented upsurges. It’s been a rough ride for many… Read More »There Are Two Ways to Look at Today’s Higher Mortgage Rates: One Good, One Bad
Over the past few years, the term “walking away” was synonymous with strategic default. In short, homeowners who were underwater on their mortgages had very… Read More »Prospective Buyers Are Beginning to Walk Away from Home Purchases