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March 17, 2017

Rates — and politics — seem to be stabilizing post-hike

Two broad sets of news this week: the Fed, interest rates and the economy; and…
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December 29, 2016

Special Report: 2017 real estate industry outlook

Special Report survey respondents and some of the industry’s top executives were nearly unanimous in…
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December 19, 2016

What we learned from last week’s Fed rate hike

It’s a little early to call an interest-rate top. Maybe two or three or four…
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December 9, 2016

The Fed will hike rates next week — then what?

Mortgage interest rates have stabilized, but any other financial stability at the moment is an…
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November 21, 2016

How affordable housing programs can help you list more homes

The most successful real estate agents and loan officers are able to effectively navigate all…
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November 11, 2016

Did the election really affect rates — and when will it stop?

Consider the wreck in the bond market. Ignore stocks. In this circumstance they have neither…
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October 24, 2016

The 4 economic elements holding down mortgage rates

Long-term rates slid suspiciously last week — still in-range, but an up-trend based on Fed threats…
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October 3, 2016

What factors are keeping mortgage rates down?

In late September, the 10-year T-note returned to its July to early-September range, 1.50 percent to 1.60…
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September 19, 2016

Rates won’t get a hike this week — but they won’t go down, either

The rise in long-term rates last week has been stopped by additional lousy economic news…
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September 6, 2016

Loan defect and misrepresentation declines nationwide

Low interest rates and better loan processing have produced the lowest national level of loan…
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June 30, 2016

8 rules of refinancing when mortgage rates are falling

Today, mortgage rates hit new 2016 lows — and some companies are reporting the lowest…
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June 13, 2016

Will interest rates go up on Wednesday? Low bond yields throw in a wrench

So, what’s the big deal with a five-one-hundredths percent decline in the yield on 10-year…
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June 8, 2016

5 good reasons not to freak out over higher interest rates

One of strongest drivers of demand in today’s housing markets is buyers’ fear that interest…
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May 31, 2016

Why you should expect a rate hike when the Fed meets in June

Long-term rates improved slightly this week, if anything, but the Fed calculus is changing fast…
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May 26, 2016

How a federal interest rate hike impacts mortgage rates

When the Federal Reserve announces a change in interest rates, it makes headlines. But does…
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May 3, 2016

Everything an agent needs to know to master market literacy

Perhaps the most valuable lesson that real estate consumers learned from the housing crash was…
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April 25, 2016

Financial markets rattled, but maintaining appearance of calm

Financial markets are rattled, but maintaining the appearance of calm. I should say the people…
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April 25, 2016

Quiz: How smart are you about mortgage interest rates?

0 It’s important that you explain to your buyers the cost of waiting if rates…
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