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Freddie Mac: Historically low interest rates stick around

Sit just above their low point for 2016
The historically low interest rates that are negatively impacting most companies’ first-quarter earnings are sticking around, looking at Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Mortgage rates now hover just above their low point for the year, which is good news for homebuyers.
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Walter Investment tanks thanks to low interest rates

Posts GAAP net loss of $172.7 million in first quarter, stock plummets
The first quarter's historically low interest rates did more than just negatively impact the earnings of Freddie Mac, which reported a $354 million net loss in the first quarter. The quarter's low rates also obliterated the bottom line of Walter Investment Management Corporation.
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Fed rate hikes: No need for consumers to worry

Borrowers should be looking at other factors, not interest rate hikes
Factors that affect the yield on 10-year Treasuries will over time be reflected in mortgage rates. Two of these are inflation and economic conditions. We have enjoyed a low inflation environment for a number of years but if we had a bout of higher inflation it would lead to higher rates as investors in bonds require additional compensation for a loss in buying power.
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Zillow: Mortgage interest rates remain near 3-year low

Tick up slightly, but still remain low
Mortgage interest rates ticked up ever so slightly last week but still remained near a 3-year low, according to a new report from Zillow. And looking ahead, the likeliest path is for rates to remain roughly flat, given recent history.
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