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?Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â … View ArticleContinue reading
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s 0.5% refinance fee is delayed until December 1. But to avoid the fee and higher refinance rates, you need to apply sooner than that.Continue reading
While it might not seem like the sort of thing mortgage rates should care about, the senate run-off election in Georgia was by far and away this week’s most important event. This wasn’t a surprise either. In fact, interest rates have been bracing for this potential impact since the inconclusive results in early November. But why do rates care about politics? Actually, they don’t! Not too much, anyway. Rates care about the prices and yields of certain bonds in the bond market above all else. Bond prices can take a variety of cues, but the most basic and most objective input is that of supply and demand. Supply and demand can be influenced by several underlying factors. For instance, the Fed currently buys more than $100 billion in bonds each month. That has a huge impact on the demand side ofContinue reading
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Austerity policies are nothing new. But talk about them in the news has recently escalated. In response to its ongoing debt crisis, the Greek government is preparing to implement austerity measures aimed at helping the country regain its financial footing. … Continue reading →
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When the pandemic hit, Angela Caban decided she needed to leave New York City and buy a house in Charleston, SC. Here’s how she bought a house sight unseen.
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A âbusiness cycleâ refers to the periodic expansion and contraction of a nationâs economy. Also known as an âeconomic cycle,â it tracks the different stages of growth and decline in a countryâs gross domestic product, or economic activity. Business-cycle investing is not an exact science and past performance isnât indicative of future returns. Investors can […]
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Are you stressed by an income reduction? Try these budgeting tips to survive a pay cut and thrive during this challenging time.
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Investors and first-time homebuyers will quickly buy up an impending wave of foreclosures from homeowners saddled with debt during the pandemicÂ More than 3.3. million of U.S. homeowners will be on the hook for delinquent payments when mortgage forbearance ends. While some of those homeowners who are overleveraged or unaware of their options will contribute …
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