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Yellen talks interest rates and oil prices

Fed Chair comments on FOMC announcement
Brena Swanson
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen commented on two hot topics in the market right now: interest rates and oil prices. And her answers might surprise you.
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Mortgage applications fall 3.3.% for week despite continued low rates

Third week of declines comes amid global economic unrest
Trey Garrison
For the third week in a row, mortgage application activity dropped, despite the drop in already low interest rates.
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Long-term mortgage rates hit lowest in 19 months

A year after everyone forecast rises, it’s down
Trey Garrison
A year ago at this time most economists in the industry were projecting mortgage interest rates above 5%. What a difference a year makes.
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Strong overall job gains may mean interest rate hikes

Pressure will be on Fed to raise rates
Trey Garrison
With job gains the best since January 2012, what reason can the Fed offer not to raise interest rates, and what will be the effect be on mortgage lending?
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Only 3 years left for the average American to buy a home

Even a modest hike in mortgage rates will tank housing affordability
Jacob Gaffney
Housing affordability is slipping away, fast. In as little as three years, the average American may not be able to buy a home in the top 25 housing markets. Here's what needs to happen to reverse that trend.
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Housing boom floating-rate mortgages face years of payment hikes

Fitch: Interest-only loans facing largest increase
Ben Lane
It's time to batten down the hatches. Payment shocks are coming for nearly half of all the performing mortgages that support private-label residential mortgage-backed securitizations within the next five years.
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Will rising interest rates choke off housing recovery?

Capital Economics: Investors need to pick opportunities carefully
Trey Garrison
Interest rates will be rising and prices will rise right alongside them. What does this mean for the housing recovery, and are there any investment opportunities left?
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Low interest rates drive refinances to six-month high

Interest rates fall again
Ben Lane
"Low rates are creating opportunities for homeowners to either lower their payments or capitalize on their homes’ equity," said Jonathan Corr, president and COO of Ellie Mae.
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Zillow: Mortgage rates fall further below 4%

Continues at sub-4% level for seventh week in a row
Ben Lane
Current rate borrowers were quoted an average interest rate of 3.82% on Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace in the week that ended Tuesday, down from last week’s figure of 3.9%.
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Freddie Mac: 5 game-changing predictions for 2015

Interest rates to hit 5.5% in 2016
Brena Swanson
According to a new report, the U.S. economy is well poised to sustain about a 3% growth rate for 2015. As a result, here are five predictions for the housing market in 2015, including where interest rates will go and whether or not home sales will increase.
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