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Prepare for Multiple Rate Hikes in 2022

Prepare for Multiple Rate Hikes in 2022

With “supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic and the reopening of the economy” having “continued to contribute to elevated levels of inflation,” which has been rattling the market, the Federal Reserve has decided to reduce the pace of its bond-buying program and economic support for the economy... Read More »

Expectations for a Rate Hike Have Accelerated

Expectations for a Rate Hike Have Accelerated

Having cited an ongoing public health crisis (i.e., the pandemic) that “will continue to weigh on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook” at the end of last year, the dot plot of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participant’s... Read More »

The Fed Affirms: No Rate Hikes on the Horizon, Risks Loom

Citing an ongoing public health crisis (i.e., the pandemic) that “will continue to weigh on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook over the medium term,” the Federal has just reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining a low-rate environment, “until... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Holding Near All-Time Lows

Mortgage Rates Holding Near All-Time Lows

While the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has inched up 5 basis points (0.05 percentage points) over the past two weeks to 3.28 percent, it’s effectively holding around its all-time low of 3.23 percent and remains 79 basis points below its mark at the same time last... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to an All-Time Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to an All-Time Low

Having inched up last week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since dropped 10 basis points (0.10 percentage points) and now measures 3.23 percent, which 91 basis points below its mark at the same time last year and a new all-time low by 6 basis points,... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Inches Up, Short-Term Rate Slips

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Inches Up, Short-Term Rate Slips

Having inched down to within 2 basis points (0.02 percentage points) of an all-time low last week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since inched back up 2 basis points to 3.33 percent, which is still 87 basis points (0.87 percentage points) below its mark at... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Inches Down to a Near-Record Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Inches Down to a Near-Record Low

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage inched down another 2 basis points over the past week to 3.31 percent, which is 86 basis points (0.86 percentage points) below its mark at the same time last year and within 2 basis points of an all-time low, according to... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holding Near an All-Time Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holding Near an All-Time Low

Having dropped 32 basis points (0.32 percentage points) since mid-March, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage is now holding at 3.33 percent, which is 79 basis points below its mark at the same time last year and within 4 basis points of its all-time low, according to... Read More »

First 30-Year Rate “Inversion” Since 2009

First 30-Year Rate “Inversion” Since 2009

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has dropped another 17 basis points over the past week for an average rate of 3.33 percent, which is now 75 basis points (0.75 percent) below its mark at the... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Short-Term Rate Jumps

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Short-Term Rate Jumps

Having spiked last week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since shed 15 basis points for an average rate of 3.50 percent, which is 56 basis points (0.56 percent) below its mark at the same time last year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey... Read More »