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Fed Chair Calls for Looser Regulations

Janet Yellen sat in the hot seat in front of the Senate Thursday, completing the second half of her semi-annual testimony. What recommendations did she give the committee, and did they fall in line with recent calls by politicians in the CHOICE act?

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FOMC Hikes Interest Rates; Will Mortgage Rates Follow?

The Fed has voted for the second time this year to raise interest rates, a decision that was hinted at back in March by Janet Yellen, FOMC Board of Governors Chair. The FOMC is of the opinion that waiting too long to scale back accommodations could potentially cause a rapid increase in rates, which could disrupt the market and send the economy into another recession. It is currently unclear how the hike in interest rates will affect mortgage rates.

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Fed Expected to Raise Interest Rates: Or Will They?

Federal Open Market Committee is set to finish its June meeting on Wednesday and it is widely expected that they will raise interest rates in order to keep the economy stabilized, even though inflation remains around 2 percent. In May, when they last met, members of the board chose to keep interest rates at their current level. Will this mean anything for mortgage interest rates? One expert believes it might not impact the mortgage market at all.

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