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

  • Fannie and Freddie bond dump could shake market by MPA

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are preparing to auction as much as $17bn worth of mortgage bonds acquired before the housing collapse, raising concerns that they may drag down prices even as the Federal Reserve considers tapering its bond-buying program

  • Rates remain in holding pattern by Ryan Smith

    Mortgage rates stayed relatively steady this week after the release of a mixed jobs report

  • Bad mortgage deals bite another big bank by Ryan Smith

    Yet another major bank is being sued over the offering of mortgage-backed securities during the lead-up to the financial meltdown, according to a Bloomberg report

  • Fed taper on the way as economy rebounds by Ryan Smith

    The Federal Reserve can begin scaling back its bond-buying program later this year as the economy strengthens, a Fed official has said

  • Rates head up again by Ryan Smith

    Average mortgage rates are on the way back up as recent indicators point to a growing economy, according to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac

  • Rates finally ease off by Ryan Smith

    Mortgage rates dropped for the first time in five weeks as investors speculated that the Federal Reserve might delay tapering its bond buying program

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