The Federal Reserve has signaled that it will continue to hike interest rates sporadically. Now the Congressional Budget Office is projecting just how high rates might go over the next few years
After raising interest rates at its last meeting, the Federal Reserve decided against a rate hike in May – but intimated that further hikes were on the way
Freddie Mac(OTCBB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates continuing to hover near their all-time record lows helping to keep homebuyer affordability high and aiding the ongoing housing recovery.
Edward DeMarco, the controversial acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), may be replaced by the White House in early 2013.
Banks in the United States have figured out certain ways to derive handsome profits from their mortgage lending operations despite the historically-low mortgage interest rates, a battered housing market and very restrictive guidelines for borrowing.
The financial collapse of 2008 has not only changed the way that potential homeowners approach mortgages, but also the way banks make them available as well.
When the Federal Reserve Bank announced its third round of quantitative easing (QE3) a few weeks in mid-September, mortgage interest rates responded timidly.
There’s been much frustration in the past two years with the actions and proclamations of the Federal Reserve Bank, with a particularly strong chorus of outrage directed at Chairman Ben Bernanke.