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Mortgage Rates Dip, Fed Uncertainty in Play

Mortgage Rates Dip, Fed Uncertainty in Play

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped 9 basis points over the past week and now measures 3.66 percent, which is 3 basis points lower than two weeks ago, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey. As such, the 30-year rate is now 115 basis points (1.15... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop, Probability of a Rate Hike: Zero

Mortgage Rates Drop, Probability of a Rate Hike: Zero

As we expected, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped 9 basis points over the past week and now measures 3.69 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey. And as such, the 30-year rate is now 125 basis points (1.25 percentage points) below its mark at... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Inch up but Poised to Slip

Mortgage Rates Inch up but Poised to Slip

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage inched up another 3 basis points over the past week to 3.78 percent but remains 105 basis points (1.05 percentage points) below its mark at the same time last year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey. And while the average... Read More »

The Fed Just Cut Rates (For the Third Time This Year)

As predicted, the Federal Reserve just cut the benchmark Federal Funds rate by another 25 basis points (0.25 percentage points), the third such rate cut this year. Having dropped its benchmark rate a total of 5 percentage points between August of 2007 and the end of 2008, a move... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Tick Up, Rate Cut Nearly Certain

Mortgage Rates Tick Up, Rate Cut Nearly Certain

Having jumped 12 basis points last week, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage has since ticked up another 6 basis points and now measures 3.75 percent. That being said, the average 30-year rate remains 111 basis points (1.11 percentage points) below its mark at the same time last... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Rebound, Probability of a Rate Cut Hits 90 Percent

Mortgage Rates Rebound, Probability of a Rate Cut Hits 90 Percent

Having ticked down 16 basis points since mid-September, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage jumped 12 basis points over the past week and now measures 3.69 percent. That being said, the average 30-year rate remains 116 basis points (1.16 percentage points) below its mark at the same time... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop, Odds of a Rate Cut Rise

Mortgage Rates Drop, Odds of a Rate Cut Rise

Having jumped 17 basis points in mid-September, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage has since shed 16 basis points and dropped back down to 3.57 percent, which is 133 basis points, 1.33 percentage points or 27 percent below its mark at the same time last year (and within... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Retreat

Mortgage Rates Retreat

Having jumped 17 basis points last week, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage has since shed 9 basis points and now measures 3.64 percent, which is 108 basis points (1.08 percentage points) below its mark at the same time last year and back to within 23 basis points... Read More »

The Fed Just Cut Rates, Again

As predicted, the Federal Reserve just cut the benchmark Federal Funds rate by another 25 basis points (0.25 percentage points), the second such cut this year. Having dropped its benchmark rate a total of 5 percentage points between August of 2007 and the end of 2008, a move which... Read More »

The Fed Just Cut Rates, Might Not Be Done

With the Fed having formally signaled a more “patient” approach with respect to any future rate hikes back in January, the probability of an easing started to emerge, as we first noted at the time. And as predicted, the Federal Reserve has just cut the benchmark Federal Funds rate by... Read More »