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Mortgage Rates Move Lower: Understanding the FOMC Statement

The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) or sometimes referred to as the “Fed”, concluded its two day meeting today. In a press release,  the FOMC announced it’s thoughts on the state of the economy today and moving forward in addition to its plans for future monetary policy. The equities and bond markets pay close attention to […]

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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of January 23, 2012

Last week mortgage rates again hit all time historic lows. There were also signs of an improvement in housing and the economy as a whole based on some of the Economic data that was released. The markets have opened up this week with mortgage rates close to the all time historic lows of last week. […]

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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of January 16, 2012

This week is a shortened week due to the Martin Luther King holiday being observed today. Last week saw the market hit, yet again, all time historic lows on mortgage rates. Every time we think we’ve hit the bottom, mortgage rates set a new low. Not the worst problem to have! There are some important […]

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Strategies for Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster

When taking out a mortgage, buyers often consider how they will get a rate that will enable them to pay off their mortgage as quickly as possible. In other words, they want the lowest rate possible, as we all do. Many times it is often only those that are approaching retirement that actually start to […]

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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of January 9, 2012

This week is starting off slow with little economic data being released. Two major data releases may impact mortgage rates this week with Beige Book data (relied upon by Fed during their meetings) being released on Wednesday and Retail Sales being released on Thursday. Some Fed members are speaking as well and the market is […]

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Mortgage Outlook For the Week of December 19, 2011

After hitting all time historical lows last week, mortgage rates have opened up this week flat, with little to no change from last week. We start the week with news of the death of Kim Jong il, which may play a role in the market in the future, but seems to have little affect on […]

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Weekly Mortgage Wrap Up for December 16, 2011

This week mortgage rates have yet again, made all time historical lows. Factors in this historic mortgage rate movement include the realization that the European debt crisis is going to take a long time to fix and slower than expected improvement in the US economy. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meets The Federal Open […]

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Mortgage Outlook for Week of December 12, 2011

Mortgage rates continue a push downward early this week, challenging the all time historic lows set a few months ago. This week mortgage rates movement will be based on a few key pieces of data being released, any worthy news coming out of the FOMC meeting that begins tomorrow and any new news coming out […]

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Mortgage Outlook For Week of October 24, 2011

Last week was fairly stable as mortgage rates leveled off a bit after weeks of slowly moving off of all time record lows. This week will see the market watching the data data that is being released for the Consumer Confidence Index, Case Shiller Index, New Home Sales and Pending Home Sales Index. Positive news […]

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Mortgage Update for October 20th, 2011

The Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book, which is a snapshot or summary of business conditions in each of the Fed’s 12 regional bank districts, eight times a year. Since each district may contain different types of economic activity in various industries, each district lends its own unique feedback to the Beige Book. The Fed […]

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