Interest rates

  • Fed announces rate hike decision by Ryan Smith

    In the wake of its last meeting of the year, the Fed has announced its decision on whether to hike interest rates – but what does it mean for mortgage rates?

  • As predicted, Fed holds interest rate steady by Ryan Smith

    Holding the line on interest rates can be good for originators overall, but might have some negative impact in markets with tight inventory

  • Rate snapshot: Weekly jobless claims down, inflation fears subside by MPA

    Weekly jobless claims dropped by 2,000, although the 4-week average was up. Meanwhile, May's personal consumption expenditures rose, calming inflation fears. All this and more in today's rate snapshot

  • Fixed rates continue to drop by Ryan Smith

    Fixed rates are down again this week -- the same week they began to spike last year on speculation that the Fed would taper its bond buys

  • Rate snapshot: Q1 GDP way down by MPA

    One thing can't be argued: the Fed, economists and analyists have been way off when forecasting economic growth. The Q1 GDP saw a huge decline. Mortgage apps are also down this week. All this and more in today's rate snapshot

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