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Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a One-Year Low, Fears Grow

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a One-Year Low, Fears Grow

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage, which hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, shed another 4 basis points over the past week and has dropped 4.37 percent, the lowest rate in a year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey data. At... Read More »

The Fed Signals Future Rate Hikes Are on Hold

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the Federal Reserve not only failed to raise interest rates today but signaled a more “patient” approach in its adoption of any future hikes. Despite the Fed having previously signaled expectations for two rate hikes this year, traders... Read More »

The Fed Raises Rates, Signals Two More Hikes in 2019

As projected, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 25 basis points to between 2.25 and 2.5 percent, while signaling expectations for two more quarter-point increases in 2019, down from a previously expected three. The Fed dropped the benchmark... Read More »

The Fed Raises Rates, Signals Another Hike in 2018

As predicted, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 0.25 percent (25 basis points) and signaling expectations for another quarter-point increase by the end of the year. The Fed dropped the benchmark rate a total of five (5) percentage... Read More »

The Fed Institutes Another Rate Hike, Signals Two More This Year

As predicted, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 0.25 percent (25 basis points) and signaling accelerated expectations for two more quarter-point increases by the end of this year, which is one more than previously expected. The Fed dropped... Read More »

The Fed Institutes Another Rate Hike, Signals Seven More to Come

As predicted, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 0.25 percent (25 basis points) and signaling expectations for two more quarter-point increases in 2018, three in 2019 and another two in 2020. The Fed dropped the benchmark rate five... Read More »

The Fed Institutes a Rate Hike, Signals Three More in 2018

As predicted, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 0.25 percent (25 basis points) and signaling expectations for three more quarter-point increases in 2018. The Fed dropped the benchmark rate five (5) percentage points between August of 2007 and... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Tick Up, Odds of a Rate Hike Holding at 100 Percent

Mortgage Rates Tick Up, Odds of a Rate Hike Holding at 100 Percent

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked up 5 basis points over the past week to 3.95 percent, which is the highest rate in nearly four months, within 1 basis point of the 3.96 percent rate in place at the same time last year, and 54 basis... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Slip, Odds of a Rate Hike Hits 100 Percent

Mortgage Rates Slip, Odds of a Rate Hike Hits 100 Percent

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage slipped 4 basis points over the past two weeks to 3.90 percent, which is 33 basis points above the 3.57 percent rate in place at the same time last year and 49 basis points above last year’s low of 3.41 percent,... Read More »

The Fed Raises Rates, Signals Another Hike This Year

As predicted, the Federal Reserve just raised the benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by 0.25 percent (25 basis points) and signaling expectations for another quarter-point increase by the end of the year. The Fed dropped the benchmark rate 5 percentage points between August of 2007 and... Read More »