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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 18, 2014

Last week’s economic news brought little housing-related content, but several economic reports in other sectors contributed to overall perceptions of the economy. In a speech given in Sweden, Fed Vice President Stanley Fischer noted that the economy might be in … Continue reading

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Understanding the ‘Qualified Mortgage’ or QM and Why It’s Important to New Home Buyers

Are you shopping for a home or a new mortgage? If you are interested in finding the best possible financial product, it is important to consider the benefits of selecting a Qualified Mortgage. With so many different types of loan … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 14, 2014

Last week brought news from the Fed as two Federal Reserve Bank Presidents made speeches and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Fed released the minutes of its last meeting. The minutes reveal the Fed’s intention to wrap … Continue reading

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FOMC Minutes: Committee Discusses “Normalizing” Policy

April’s meeting of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee was held along with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Continue reading

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FOMC Minutes: Committee Discusses “Normalizing” Policy

April’s meeting of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee was held along with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 27, 2014

Last week’s economic news was dominated by speeches given by Federal Reserve presidents, the minutes from April’s FOMC meeting and commencement address given by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The latest readings for new and existing home sales were also released. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 12, 2014

Results from a Federal Reserve survey of senior bank loan officers indicated that lenders have held the line on prime lending standards and have raised standards for sub-prime and non-traditional home loans. Continue reading

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