Temporary Factors Help Mortgage Rates...Temporarily.
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Mortgage Rates Struggling to Improve
Mortgage rates weren't able to extend its winning streak Friday - at least not in any significant way. The unwillingness to improve is part of a phenomenon in the broader bond market (which is responsible for "interest rates" in general).Read More
As expected the Fed left rate unchanged last Wednesday. In the statement, Fed officials acknowledge that inflation is close to target. Right now there are no signs that the Fed will veer from the gradual path of interest-rate increases.Read More
Mortgage rates moved lower last week. That said, rate sheets have been very stratified between lenders during the recent spat of volatility. In other words, even if two lenders were similarly-priced one day, they might not be the next. Compared to last Wednesday (highest rates for the week), Friday's rates are nearly an eighth of percent lower.Read More
A little different twist this week. Here is a short essay from Steve Sjuggerud, author of True Wealth newsletter that has proven his predictions have been pretty much right on…
THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER IN FINANCE IS MOVING HIGHER AGAIN...Read More
Are you considering an adjustable rate mortgage? Here are the pros and cons...
With interest rates on home loans climbing, homebuyers — or homeowners looking to refinance — might be tempted by the lower initial cost of an adjustable-rate mortgage.Read More
Mortgage Rates Near 2-Month Lows After Jobs Report
Mortgage rates moved back down after a much weaker read on job creation from the Labor Department reported last Friday. In general, weak economic data tends to push investors away from stocks and toward safer-haven assets like bonds. Excess bond-buying demand causes bond prices to rise and rates to fall.Read More
Mortgage rates ended last week slightly lower compared to the previous Friday's levels. That's no small victory in 2018, despite the fact that it is a small victory in general.
The looming Fed announcement will be this coming Wednesday 11:00 AM PST. Oftentimes, bond markets (which underlie rates) don't want to move too far outside recent ranges when there's a risk the Fed may say or do something to redefine that range.Read More
For consumers looking to purchase homes in the near future, it’s no longer a question of if rates will rise, but rather how long they’ll be able to take advantage of the low lending costs they’ve come to expect.Read More
Mortgage Rates Snap Higher...
Mortgage rates snapped back toward recent highs last week. Part of this had to do with how well rates have done over the past three weeks. Granted, rates haven't moved significantly lower over that time, but they've at least avoided moving significantly higher--something that couldn't be said for every other week in 2018.Read More
Best Week of 2018 For Rates
Mortgage rates fell again for the second straight day - something that has only happened a few other times so far this year. On an even brighter note, last week was the first week of 2018 where the average lender ended the week offering rates that were at least as good as those seen at the end of the previous week.Read More
$1.6 Million Price Reduction: Over 3 Beachfront Acres For Sale in Eastern Algarve, Portugal
Approx. 3.2 Beachfront Acres
Approved Plans for a 50,000 SF Luxury Hotel
Eastern Algarve, Portugal
Magnificent Location & Investment OpportunityRead More
“We are not in the coffee business serving people, but in the people business serving coffee" - Howard Schultz, Founder and CEO of Starbucks.
As a real estate professional, I hear a lot of talk about the future of real estate.Read More