Interest Rates

Mortgage Rates Continue Upward Momentum

October 29th, 2021
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.14% for the week ending Oct. 28, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac. Declining COVID cases and improved consumer confidence, however, are keeping purchase demand strong despite increasing...

The New Year Kicks Off With Raised Mortgage Rates

January 7th, 2022
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.22% for the week ending Jan. 6, 2022, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Mortgage details: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.22% with an average 0.7 point, up from last...

Labor Market Keeps Momentum With All Eyes on Inflation

June 3rd, 2022
Adding a better-than-expected 390,000 jobs in May, the U.S. labor economy continues a blazing stretch of pandemic-recovery growth with overall unemployment holding at 3.6%, as most observers remain laser-focused on the Fed and a path toward balanced inflation and normalized...

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...
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