POSTED: Friday, January 8th, 2016

A thousand raindrops. Umbrella. Wind. Rain.

Mortgage Rates Again Below Four Percent to Start New Year.

Global equity sell off heightens market unease. Treasury bond yields fell as investors seek shelter. Mortgage rates followed suit. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Chair Yellen delivers opening remarks at monetary policy research conference

Finally — The Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve announced that it is increasing the target for short term interest rates to a range of 0.25% to 0.50% from a range of 0% to 0.25%. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Little girl climbs steps.

Mortgage Rates Higher Again

Freddie Mac released new Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) for the week ending November 12, 2015, showing average fixed mortgage rates rising amid continued market expectations of a possible rate increase by the Federal Reserve and following a stronger than expected jobs report. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Pole vaulter takes off.

Mortgage Rates Vault Higher

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates vault higher. 30-year mortgage rate experienced its largest increase since June as Fed referred to a December rate hike as a ‘live possibility’. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Smooth saliing for sailboates on lake.

Mortgage Rates: Smooth Sailing in Slow Wind

Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) for the week ending October 29, 2015, show average fixed mortgage rates falling slightly lower amid market expectations of no rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Falling rates, prices.

Fixed Mortgage Rates Ride Lower

30/15-year fixed-rate mortgages dip at least 0.5 point. The housing market continues to benefit from low mortgage rates. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Little girl climbs steps.

Mortgage Rates: Skooch Up, But 30-Yr Still Below 4.0%

Mortgage Rates Remain Below Four Percent for Twelve Weeks Straight. The 30-year mortgage rate climbed 6 basis points to 3.82 percent but failed to top 4.0 for the 12th straight week. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Slip, fall through the floor.

Mortgage Rates Fall: Job’s Report More Than Disappoints

Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) for the week ending October 8, 2015, showing average fixed mortgage rates following Treasury yields lower following a more than disappointing September jobs report. Continue reading

POSTED: Friday, October 2nd, 2015

September 2015 Housing Trends eNewsletter

September 2015 Housing Trends eNewsletter

September 2015 Newsletter Housing Trends eNewsletter. Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. Continue reading

POSTED: Thursday, February 19th, 2015

On the rise.

Mortgage Rates Up Again

Mortgage rates rose for the second straight week as 10-year T-note yields surged. Continue reading