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Fed Holds Steady on Interest Rates in May Meeting.

Steady as she goes. That’s the headline out of the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee, which ended earlier this month with little surprise or fanfare. The FOMC, the chief policymaking body of the Fed that … Continue reading

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Fed Holds Steady on Interest Rates in May Meeting.

Steady as she goes. That’s the headline out of the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee, which ended earlier this month with little surprise or fanfare. The FOMC, the chief policymaking body of the Fed that … Continue reading

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Most market pundits expected this to happen four years ago, if not earlier.

They expected interest rates to rise, and rise meaningfully with sustained momentum. Interest rates failed to follow the script. They’ve made up for their ad lib in 2018. Interest rates have trended in one direction – up. They continue to … Continue reading

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Most market pundits expected this to happen four years ago, if not earlier.

They expected interest rates to rise, and rise meaningfully with sustained momentum. Interest rates failed to follow the script. They’ve made up for their ad lib in 2018. Interest rates have trended in one direction – up. They continue to … Continue reading

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Rising Interest Rates Still Low by Historical Standards

It’s already been clear that 2017 was a banner year for residential real estate sales. But when it comes to projections for 2018 and a spring home sales season that’s already underway, certain factors could cause the year to turn … Continue reading

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Rising Interest Rates Still Low by Historical Standards

It’s already been clear that 2017 was a banner year for residential real estate sales. But when it comes to projections for 2018 and a spring home sales season that’s already underway, certain factors could cause the year to turn … Continue reading

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Is Four in Store?

The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note hovers just above 3% as we write. It hasn’t hovered this high since December 2013. Rate quotes on a prime 30-year fixed-rate conventional mortgage hover between 4.625% and 4.75%. They haven’t hovered … Continue reading

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