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Citigroup and Bank of America loosen standards for struggling borrowers

Offer mortgages with discounted rates
Brena Swanson
Both of the mega banks will start to offer mortgages at discounted interest rates as part of their new efforts to help borrowers with low incomes or subprime-credit histories.
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KBRA: 3 reasons the Fed won't change interest-rate policy

"Adverse market conditions in the future"
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee is nearing the end of quantitative easing, spurring a lot of questions in the market on what the future holds. Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s Christopher Whalen suggests the markets may be overestimating the willingness of the FOMC to make a change in interest rate policy for three key reasons.
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Labor market recovery weak and incomplete, Yellen says

Interest rate hikes may come, but depend on jobs, inflation
Trey Garrison
Interest rates and the weak labor market dominated the balance of Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech from Jackson Hole on Friday morning.
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Freddie Mac: Rates to revisit May 2014 lows?

Rates edge slightly down
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates dipped slightly for the week ended Aug. 14, reversing any increase made last week. But this might not last too much longer, with several key market reports coming out soon.
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Low rates push REIT stocks higher

Commercial real estate finds footing again
Brena Swanson
Commercial real estate is able to find its footing again since interest rates are hovering near recent lows. The demand is being led by multifamily apartment demand, self-storage and even some strength in regional malls.
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IMF forecasts interest rates lower than Fed's estimates

Rate path well below Fed's median rates
Brena Swanson
The Federal Reserve will be able to hike rates gradually given the slack in the labor market and continued low inflation, with the first rake higher likely to come in midsummer of 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund.
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Zillow: Minor drop in 30-year mortgage rates

Expect rates to remain steady
“With little anticipated economic news this week, we expect rates will remain steady, similar to the pattern they’ve held for the past few weeks,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow.
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Bullard: Fed will raise rates in 1Q2015

Trey Garrison
St Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard says the central bank will raise interest rates in the first quarter of 2015, sooner than most analysts have predicted and well ahead of his more dovish fellow bankers are saying.
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FHFA: Mortgage interest rate drops in May

Brena Swanson
The national average contract mortgage rate for the purchase of previously occupied homes by combined lenders index came in at 4.18% for loans closed in late May, as the contract rate on the composite of all mortgage loans dropped to 4.14% from 4.23% in April.
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These 5 charts reveal the Fed’s economic projections

Unemployment rate, real GDP, PCE inflation
Brena Swanson
The Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank presidents gave the market a glimpse into the future of where they think the economy is going and updated its projections for changes in real GDP, the unemployment rate and PCE inflation.
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