Interest Rates

Why You Should Lock in a Mortgage Rate Ahead of the Next Fed Meeting

November 1st, 2021
(TNS)—With the next Federal Reserve meeting set for Nov. 2-3, now is probably a good time to lock in a mortgage rate whether you’re planning a home purchase or a refinance in the near future. It’s likely that the (indirect)...

Increased Buyer Urgency Expected Amid Rising Mortgage Rates

January 10th, 2022
Despite various forecasts surrounding mortgage rates, the bottom line is that they are bound to tick up this year, leaving many wondering what this could mean for the housing market. “Higher mortgage rates are one reason why we will move...

Fed Drops Hammer With 75-Point Hike

June 15th, 2022
Through the early months of this year, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and a broad swath of economists insisted that inflation had plateaued—or soon would—offering hope that a steady increase in interest rates this year could guide...

Year-End Outlook: Climbing Mortgage Rates Strain Buying Power in 2022

November 3rd, 2021
Editor’s Note: RISMedia’s Year-End Outlook series provides an in-depth analysis of the housing market’s leading indicators for economic health, and showcases expert insights on what’s to come in 2022.  Homeowners will likely look at the past year of mortgage rate...

Rate Hikes ‘Soon’ as Fed Walks Tightrope

January 27th, 2022
A highly scrutinized two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve that concluded Wednesday resulted in no new interest rate hikes, though the central bank appears poised to move forward with an increase in the next few months following persistent inflation and...

‘We’re Still Going Up.’ Despite New Skepticism in Real Estate, There’s Reason for Optimism

June 17th, 2022
Market reports are an essential tool for real estate professionals, but experience also matters. In Paul Wells’ case, he boasts over 35 years of experience in real estate and has seen plenty of ups and downs throughout his career. The...

Inflation Concerns Persist: High Demand, Low Supply Straining the Economy

November 10th, 2021
Consumer inflation increased 0.9% in October, according to the latest data from the Labor Department, which reported prices are up 6.2% YoY—the highest increase since 1990. While economists have been predicting slowdowns in price gains, high demand and constrained supply...

Video: Anthony Lamacchia Tackles What to Expect in 2022

January 28th, 2022
The 2021 housing market was raging hot as supply-demand imbalances and pandemic-induced factors contributed to another year for the record books in real estate. With 2022 now in full swing, there are many questions and predictions circulating about what real...

Brokers Signal Clear Recession Concerns as Q3 Gets Underway

July 11th, 2022
What were merely whispers about a possible recession just weeks ago have started to become louder and, in some instances, full-throated concerns. It’s no wonder when zooming out to look at the big picture state of global economics, which trickles...

Housing Markets Likely to Normalize in 2022, Says NAR’s Lawrence Yun

November 18th, 2021
Is the economy back to normal? It’s the question everyone wants answered as we navigate through a semi-return to normalcy amid the pandemic, and it’s the question Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), posed...
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