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Economic Update - Fed Statement Helps Rates

Published on: 05/02/2016

Wednesday’s Fed meeting was positive for mortgage rates. Economic data released over the past week had little impact. Mortgage rates ended the week lower. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - No Surprises from Fed

Published on: 04/28/2016

Wednesday’s Fed meeting was slightly positive for mortgage rates, and it helped offset some of the negative impact of the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting on April 21. The U.S. economic data ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - ECB Disappoints

Published on: 04/25/2016

The main focus for investors over the past week was Thursday’s European Central Bank (ECB) meeting. Continue Reading »

Mind Your Money - Travel Tips that Can Help You Save Money

Published on: 04/23/2016

Navigating the many available travel websites in search of the lowest airfare, hotels and vacation options can be daunting. Here’s a short list of some sites that can help you save money next time ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Low Volatility

Published on: 04/21/2016

There was a lack of major economic news over the past week. Combined with the busy schedule of economic events coming up, investors, for the most part, made few adjustments to their outlooks. As a ... Continue Reading »

Special Edition - Happy Earth Day

Published on: 04/20/2016

Each year, Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, to inspire people to take action to protect and improve the Earth’s environment. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Inflation and China

Published on: 04/18/2016

Comments from central bankers have been the driver of mortgage rates over the past few weeks, but there was little new information from them this week. The recent economic data had offsetting effects ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Little Change in Rates

Published on: 04/14/2016

Comments from central bankers have been the driver of mortgage rates over the past few weeks, but there was little new information this week. The recent economic data had offsetting effects on ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Support Still Needed from Central Banks

Published on: 04/11/2016

The consistent sentiment expressed by central bankers over the past few days is that the global economy needs continued support. This was favorable for mortgage rates, and they improved a little ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Central Banks Drive Rates

Published on: 04/07/2016

Investors have become more focused on central bankers than on economic data. Recent central bank actions and comments have been good for mortgage rates, as rates have fallen to near the best levels ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Strong Job Gains Continue

Published on: 04/04/2016

There were few surprises in the economic data released over the past week. Favorable comments from Fed Chair Yellen’s speech on Tuesday helped mortgage rates end the week lower. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Inflation Concerns Ease

Published on: 03/29/2016

There was little net change in mortgage rates over the past week. Mixed economic data provided no reason for mortgage rates to move much in one direction or the other. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Mixed Housing Data

Published on: 03/24/2016

Mortgage rates have been relatively stable since their improvement on March 16 following the Fed meeting. Neither the economic data nor the terrorist attacks in Brussels caused much movement over the ... Continue Reading »

Homeline - Learn the Basics about Home Warranties

Published on: 03/21/2016

A home warranty, also referred to as a home service contract, is a contact between a homeowner and a home warranty company that provides repair and replacement service options on a home's major ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Fewer Rate Hikes Expected

Published on: 03/21/2016

Mortgage rates had steadily risen ahead of Wednesday’s Fed meeting. The statement released upon its conclusion was favorable for mortgage rates, and rates ended the week lower. Continue Reading »

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