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‘Foolish’ survey: Will rising rates doom housing?

The answers from three motley analysts will surprise you
Trey Garrison
Predictions are like armpits – every economist has two of them and thinks theirs are the only ones that don’t stink. Here’s what three had to say about interest rates and home sales.
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The top 5 most and least affordable home markets

realtor.com: San Francisco leads, Detroit bleeds
Trey Garrison
It’s a challenging home market but realtor.com is trying to make some sense of it with the new mortgage affordability metric, and what it tells you about a given housing market is surprising.
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FOMC: Dropping the patient, but not impatient to raise rates

GDP is slowing; wage growth is sluggish
Trey Garrison
The Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday not to raise interest rates, but it has dropped “patient” from its guidance, setting the stage for a rate hike in the second or third quarter. Here is the low-down.
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Zillow: “Strong” jobs report drives mortgage rates up

But still well below 4%
Ben Lane
Buoyed by an “exceptionally strong” jobs report, the interest rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose last week, according to a new report from Zillow.
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3 signals that the Fed is about to raise interest rates

Here’s your sign that Janet Yellen is on the move
Trey Garrison
A Boston attorney who has been watching the big picture says there are three signs to know that the Fed is going to raise interest rates. Here’s his take.
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Unemployment rate falls as all-time high number drop out of labor force

Employers added 295K jobs in February
Trey Garrison
The unemployment rate dropped and an unbelievable number of jobs were added by employers, but the devil is in the details.
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Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool

“Compare” service for mortgages already in use in the U.K.
Ben Lane
It’s beginning to look like Google launching a mortgage payment calculator was the first step in a much larger plan to expand the online giant’s footprint in the mortgage market. According to a report from Gigaom, Google is preparing to launch a mortgage comparison tool via its Compare service.
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Zillow: Mortgage rates rise due to strong economic data

Expects rates to continue rising
Ben Lane
Current rate borrowers were quoted an average interest rate of 3.66% on Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace in the week that ended Tuesday, up from 3.56% last week.
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Mortgage applications continue to climb with 1.3% increase

Refinancing activity makes up for drop in purchases
Trey Garrison
People are refinancing even as purchase applications are declining. Here's what happened for the week.
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Freddie Mac: Hybrid ARMs are “hot”

Annual Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Survey shows impact of low interest rates
Ben Lane
Hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages continue to be the most popular ARM loan product offered by lenders and chosen by borrowers, according to the 31st Annual Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Survey of prime loan offerings from Freddie Mac.
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