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

  • Mortgage rate misconception abounds by Ryan Smith

    Prospective homebuyers may be in for a nasty shock if the mortgage market ever returns to its pre-crisis rates. After a few years of super-low rates, a vast majority of homebuyers think sub-5% mortgage interest rates are normal

  • We could see ‘small taper’ this month – Fed official by Ryan Smith

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says recent encouraging economic data makes it more likely that the Fed will reduce its bond-buying program at least slightly this month.

  • Will the Fed taper this month? by Ryan Smith

    With better-than-expected job growth and new home sales, could the Federal Reserve be about to wind back its $85bn-per-month bond-buying program?

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