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Mortgage Rates Dip as All Eyes on Fed

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On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will hold its monthly meeting—and in anticipation mortgage rates for both 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate loans, as well as 5/1 ARMS, dropped. While market watchers do not anticipate policy changes to come out of this month’s meeting, in light of last month’s interest rate hike it seems as if that is not enough to ebb the pre-meeting caution the market is experiencing. Though interest rates may not rise this month, the Fed has forecasted four hikes this year.

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Neel Kashkari On “Too Big to Fail”

In a letter to shareholders, JPMorgan Chases CEO Jamie Dimon stated that the issue of "Too Big to Fail" has been solved. In an interview with Adam Shapiro on Fox Business, Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari disagreed with this Dimon's statement. In addition, Neel Kashkari took issue with Dimon’s statement in his letter that banks are excessively capitalized, and that the capital standards should be lowered.

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Home Prices Could Level Off Under Higher Interest Rates

Major metros could be especially vulnerable to rising interest rates, according to a new study by Pro Teck. San Francisco could see a 10 percent drop in home prices if rate rises more aggressively than predicted. Meanwhile, inventory in top-selling metros remains tight.

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