Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise

Mortgage rates are continuing to move higher this week. We’ve now seen them rise for two consecutive weeks in the Freddie Mac PMMS. The consensus is for them to continue rising for the foreseeable future. Read on for more details. Where are mortgage rates going?                     … View Article

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Unplanned Road Trip Planning As A Freelancer With Dogs Part 2

Hello! Today, I am publishing Part 2 to my post from yesterday Unplanned Road Trip Planning. As a recap, we left our house on Wednesday and we are not sure when we will be going back. This will probably be a 10 to 14 day road trip. This is nothing crazy, but it is more than what […]

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Mortgage Rates Off To Slow Start, Which is Great

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates are off to a slow start in the new year, and that’s a good thing. An absence of movement means the average lender continues offering rates that are at or near record lows. For top tier, conventional 30yr fixed loans, that’s around 2.75% for refinances and 2.5% for purchases. Whether or not rates remain in this territory in the short term may come down to Georgia’s senate run-off elections this Wednesday. Why would rates care about that? Simply put, any time one political party has full control (i.e. House, Senate, Presidency), it’s easier for the government to spend money (or legislate a revenue shortfall, as was the case with the tax bill in 2017). In either case, the result is more Treasury debt, and the level of Treasury debt is a key input for interest rates in general. This…(read more)

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