With winter officially over, markets are projecting a strong spring buying season
With the economy finally strong enough for the Fed to pursue its policy of steady interest-rate increases, Freddie Mac predicts that mortgage rates will keep heading upward
Refis were up in the first quarter, the result of lower mortgage rates
Mortgage applications dropped last week, while refis hit their lowest level since September
The Fed's soft outlook on rate hikes means business as usual for mortgage rates -- but bond traders still expect rates to rise this year
Fixed rates remained near 2015 lows this week, according to Freddie Mac
In a speech Wednesday, the outspoken senator called on lawmakers to cap the size of the largest financial institutions and limit emergency lending by the Fed to troubled institutions.
The final rule includes additional instructions for providing housing counselor information and features an online tool lenders can use.