Observers say that the Fed will likely hike rates again before the end of the year
Rates also took a breather after three weeks of consecutive increases
The 10-year yield and MBS are experiencing low rates, but keep in mind to expect increased volatility at these low interest rate levels.
Mortgage rates crept up slightly this week, but still ended the year below 4%
The Case/Shiller 20-City home price index was released this morning and the take away, at least by many, is that smaller increases in home prices will make home purchases more affordable to more Americans. That of course assumes that consumers are really interested in buying a home.
U.S. equities jumped 5% in the past three sessions as Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank will likely hold key rates near zero at least through the first quarter, even as the U.S. economy strengthens.
Many people had many predictions for this year, but which ones panned out? Here's a look at how they fared, and what that means for housing and the economy in 2015.
This week is all about the FOMC policy statement and how the phrasing of the statement will be translated to when the Fed is going to begin increasing interest rates.