All Posts Tagged: interest rates

Numbers Count: Weekly mortgage data highlights

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
Senior African American couple talking to a financial agent (female)

Here’s my take on the key numbers on the housing market this week.

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U.S. Outlook: Gauging the impact of a housing slowdown

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of monthly home supply in the U.S.

The plunge in new home sales during March caused a lot of buzz this week. It feels to me more like a cyclical change happening, rather than a weather-related shock.

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How to shop for the best interest rate

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
Woman at cafe using her laptop. (Credit: Flickr/Ed Yourdon)

What you see in advertisements is not necessarily what you’re going to get. Lenders are required to display the assumptions associated with their advertised interest rates.

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U.S. Outlook: Is the Yellen FOMC more hawkish?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing uptick in business lending.

Despite a weak start to the year and financial volatility in emerging markets, the FOMC appears to have doubled-down on its monetary exit strategy in March.

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