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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low

Freddie Mac  this week released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, which indicated that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 2.91%. “This year has been anything ...

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Homebuyers Get Hyper-Cautious About Mortgage Rates

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Freddie Mac’s latest monthly projection of the housing market gives insights into why buyers are looking at the fluctuations in mortgage rates more closely than ever and the factors that are likely to determine the course of the industry.

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What to Expect in 2019

Will mortgage rates remain stable leading to an increased number of homeowners? A report looks at various factors that will shape the real estate industry in 2019.

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What Lies Ahead

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A report examines the upcoming trends in the housing market and its impact on homebuyers and sellers in 2019. Click through to learn what it revealed.

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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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Report Shows Mortgage Rates Are Down

The FHFA index showed the effective interest rate on all mortgage loans was down 12 basis points in February from the month prior. The February rate was 3.92 percent down form the January rate of 4.04 percent. The effective interest rate accounts for the addition of initial fees and charges over the life of the mortgage.

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