Jan. 31, 2023

Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing
market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and
stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause
on selling.

Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers
are starting to ...

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Jan. 18, 2023

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result ...

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Nov. 28, 2022

Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time


This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the
red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold
than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to
the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled ...

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Nov. 2, 2022

What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?


Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be
wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that
may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest
expert insights on both mortgage rates and home ...

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June 3, 2022

Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the Past

In today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options that led to the housing crash 15 years ago. Let’s ease those concerns.


Several times a year, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) releases an index titled the Mortgage Credit ...

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April 14, 2022

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American:

“You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage ...

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March 10, 2022

How Global Uncertainty Is Impacting Mortgage Rates

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ll want to keep a pulse on what’s happening with mortgage rates. Rates have been climbing in recent months, especially since January of this year. And just a few weeks ago, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac approached 4 ...

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Jan. 19, 2021

Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

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Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for ...

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Dec. 23, 2020

The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage



Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major ...

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Nov. 20, 2020

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

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In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as ...

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