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

  • Rates flat as year winds down by Adam Smith

    Mortgage rates saw little change last week as the year winds to a close, but are up significantly year-over-year

  • Banking giant to pay $1.6bn to settle FHFA stoush by MPA

    Deutsche Bank will shell out more than $1.63bn to settle claims brought against it for MBS sales to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

  • What could slow down the taper? by Ryan Smith

    Mortgage rates are set to rise as the Fed cuts back its mortgage-backed securities purchases. The question is, how fast does the Fed intend to wind the bond buys down?

  • What could speed up the taper? by Ryan Smith

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a press conference Wednesday that the Fed would most likely continue to wind back purchases, $10bn at a time over the next several meetings of its rule-making committee. However, he said, that decision was more of a flexible guideline than a hard-and-fast policy

  • What now for rates? by MPA

    What does the taper mean for mortgage rates? Well, it all depends on how fast the Federal Reserve winds down the rest of its bond-buying program

  • Mortgage rates up slightly ahead of Fed taper announcement by Ryan Smith

    Fixed mortgage rates rose slightly this week leading up to the Federal Reserve’s decision to wind back its bond-buying program

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