Items Tagged with 'Rates'


  • MBA: Interest rates to increase four times in 2018

    Mortgage Bankers Association expects another two in 2019
    During Thursday’s general economic outlook session at MBA’s Servicing conference, Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of industry surveys and forecasts, said there is an expectation for a rising rate environment, given the domestic economic fundamentals against the job market.
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  • Freddie Mac: 30-year FRM hits 10-week low

    Investors moved to safer grounds after FOMC pushed off rate hike
    Mortgage rates dropped this week after the Federal Open Market Committee declined to raise rates in September. In fact, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a 10-week low. Freddie Mac’s chief economist explains why.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates start to move higher

    Posts largest increase since June 2015
    Mortgage rates started to rise amid market expectations of a possible rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Last week rates fell slightly lower amid expectations of no rate increase by the Fed, but thanks to a recent comment from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, this low-rate environment could start to end.
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  • Yellen: No rate hikes for a while

    Market responds well to news
    In her meeting with the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that it would be awhile before the central bank’s Open Market Committee makes a move on interest rates. A choice the market seems to be happy about.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Putting skin in the game

    Can rising rates loosen lending standards? Well, first, rates have to rise...
    According to Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey for August, lenders anticipate interest rates rising steadily in the coming months and expect an even bigger and concurrent reduction in mortgage loan demand. Will that reduced demand drive lenders to loosen credit standards?
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  • Freddie Mac: Rates drift below 4% again

    Rates slightly down from last week
    Mortgage rates ticked back down and fell below 4% again, as rates continue to fluctuate around this level. Meanwhile, the 15-year FRM dipped to 3.17%, down from 3.2% a week ago and 3.27% a year ago.
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