Tag Archives: interest rates

Bad Economic Outlook Means Great Real Estate Prospects

Fannie Mae, who is a “leading source of financing for mortgage lenders”, has just released poor economic outlook that actually holds some very wonderful news for those trying to sell or buy a house! In their recent report titled, “Economic Growth Outlook Subpar Again as 2016 Progresses. Consumers and Businesses More Cautious Amid Slowdown in Labor Market” Fannie Mae states that their, “full-year economic growth forecast” has been lowered to “1.7 percent, down from 1.9 percent growth in...
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Are Mortgage Rates At Lowest Level Ever?

Money.CNN is reporting on some very big mortgage rate news. In a video report titled, “Will You Ever See Mortgage Rates This Low Again” the host in this brief news segment talks about 3.59 percent rates for a 30 year mortgage and 2.88 percent for 15 year loans. The subtitle beneath the video reports says, “If you're looking to buy a home this spring, you're [sic] timing couldn't be better. Mortgage rates are hitting their lowest levels in years.” The news reports ends with this important thought....
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Mortgage Rates Are Getting Ready To….

Mortgage rates. Where are they and what are they getting ready to do? Last December 31, 2013 the 30 year fixed mortgage rate was at 4.69 percent. That’s the highest it has been over a 3 month period. Right now the mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed is hovering around 4.5 percent. A year ago it was a full percentage point lower than that. But what does the future hold? On January 28-29 the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will hold one of eight scheduled...
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Affects of Government Shutdown on Local Real Estate

Government Shutdown. 70 percent of all loans made this year in the Crystal Coast and surrounding areas involved either Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA or a FHA Loan. To put it another way, the federal government has its hands in almost ¾’s of all mortgage loans made in 2013. So will the government shutdown affect your ability to get a loan? Will it slow or stall your upcoming closing? Will interest rates go up? The good news is that mortgage rates tend to go the opposite...
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Mortgage Interest Rates On 5 Week Rise

Mortgage interest rates are on the rise. For five consecutive weeks 30 year fixed mortgage interest rates have gone up and it has caused a panic in both the lending and housing markets. The weekly rise has averaged 10 points bringing interest rates that were around 3.50 percent to currently tipping over the 4 percent mark. Applications for home loans have spiraled down. Why the rapid increase in historically low mortgage…

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Hot Real Estate Market

Hot Real Estate Market! Really? For the past three consecutive Tuesday’s some type of great news about the real estate market and home prices have been released. The news has come from typical sources like the National Association of Realtors. But network news and even the President of the United States have offered up a much needed reprieve from the years of real estate bankruptcy…

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Mortgage Rates, Affordability and Foreclosures

Mortgage Rates, Affordability and Foreclosures are on the move. Some are rising and others falling. But all are on the leading edge of a recovering real estate and housing market. It’s hard to believe that the highest mortgage interest rate this year for a 30 year fixed loan has been only 3.85 percent. That happened last March 13. The national average for this past week was at 3.71 percent. Some economists are watching…

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