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Economic Update - No Surprises from Fed

Published on: 07/28/2016

The biggest event of the week, Wednesday’s Fed meeting, was slightly positive for mortgage rates. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - No Change from ECB

Published on: 07/25/2016

The focus over the past week was on global central banks rather than economic data. The reaction to Thursday's European Central Bank (ECB) meeting was negative for U.S. mortgage rates, and rates ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Housing Starts Pick Up

Published on: 07/21/2016

The past week was quiet for mortgage rates. The reaction to recent economic data and to a failed coup in Turkey was small. Mortgage rates ended the week just a little higher. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Stock Rally Hurts Mortgage Rates

Published on: 07/18/2016

A shift in preferences toward stocks and away from bonds was negative for mortgage rates over the past week. The economic data had little influence. Mortgage rates ended the week a little higher. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Rates Move a Little Higher

Published on: 07/14/2016

Mortgage rates have declined significantly in the weeks following the Brexit vote on June 23. Over the past week, though, yields reached the point where they were viewed by investors as less ... Continue Reading »

Homeline - Charcoal or gas? That is the question.

Published on: 07/12/2016

Here are some tips to help make your grill-shopping experience easier, according to RealSimple.com. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Near-Record Lows

Published on: 07/11/2016

The most significant economic report of the month contained a big surprise, but it had remarkably little impact on mortgage rates. Over the past week, the main influence continued to be a flight to ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Brexit Benefits Rates

Published on: 07/07/2016

The improvement in U.S. mortgage rates continues as the financial markets consider the impact the British vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) may have on global economic conditions. Mortgage ... Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Rates Fall Further

Published on: 07/04/2016

U.S. mortgage rates continued to improve in the week following Brexit — the British vote to leave the European Union (EU). Continue Reading »

Special Edition - Check Out These Fun Facts About Independence Day!

Published on: 07/01/2016

Independence Day is celebrated with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to backyard parties and barbecues. Here are some interesting and fun facts about the holiday. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Post Brexit Improvement Holds

Published on: 06/30/2016

The nice improvement in mortgage rates that followed the surprising vote in the UK has held. Mortgage rates remain near the best levels in years. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - British Exit Wins Vote

Published on: 06/27/2016

Over the past week, there was one dominant influence on U.S. mortgage rates. Fresh news about the British vote on whether to exit the European Union (EU), Brexit, caused daily volatility. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Brexit Vote

Published on: 06/23/2016

Over the past week, mortgage rates rose for the first time in several weeks, but the increase was small, and rates remain near the best levels of the year. Continue Reading »

Mind Your Money - What's the Difference Between a Fraud Notification and a Credit Freeze?

Published on: 06/22/2016

In today's information age, protecting your credit includes knowing your options if you are, or suspect you may be, a victim of fraud or identity theft. Continue Reading »

Economic Update - Fed and Brexit Help Rates

Published on: 06/20/2016

Mortgage rates ended the week lower, near the best levels of the year. The decline over the past week was primarily due to a dovish Fed statement and concerns about the British vote on June 23 on ... Continue Reading »

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