What The Fed Rate Hike Means For Mortgage Rates
Today, the Fed raised the Federal funds rate by .25, marking a full 5% increase in the fed funds rate since they began hiking rates in early 2022. It’s important to note what the Fed rate hike means for mortgage rates and other areas of the market. The Fed funds rate is the rate at…Read More
September 21, 2022 Fed Rate Hike
The Fed has once again raised their Fed funds rate by an expected .75 percent. As we explained in previous posts about Fed rate hikes, this is not a direct increase to mortgage rates, but the Fed’s move does have an impact on the mortgage marketplace and the broader economy. The most recent rate hike…Read More
The Latest Fed Rate Hike
Once again, in an effort to curb inflation, the Fed has announced another Fed Rate Hike to the tune of a .75 increase to the Fed Funds rate. This Fed rate hike brings the Fed funds target rate range to 2.25%-2.5%, and the increase was in line with expectations, resulting in minimal initial changes to…Read More
Will Inflation Go Down?
Will Inflation Go Down? There’s a lot of economic jargon being tossed around in headlines these days, and one of the hot topics out there is inflation. To start, it’s important to understand what inflation is. When the value of a currency diminishes, the result is inflation – basically, you get less for the…Read More
What the Fed Rate Hike Means for You
What the Fed Rate Hike Means for You Today the Fed increased their Fed Funds rate by .75 percent. While on the surface that doesn’t seem like too big a bump, this is the largest single-day increase to the Fed funds rate since 1994, signaling a serious attempt at Fed members to reign in…Read More
What the Fed Rate Hike Means for My Mortgage
How the Fed Rate Hike Affects Mortgage Rates Yesterday, March 16, 2022, was the date of the first Fed rate hike in 3 years, and is the first of an expected 7 total for the year 2022. This rate hike is an effort to fight off the inflation once deemed “transitory” but has proven…Read More
Is Affordable Housing Still Possible?
Home prices are at all time highs! It’s a bubble! There’s a dip coming! It’s a terrible time to buy! These are some of the things headlines have been touting for….well, years now, as appreciation in the housing market has marched higher. And yes, home prices are up – much higher in some markets, than a…Read More
Homeowners Should Expect Appreciation in 2022
Home Appreciation Expected to Continue Through 2022 With the final quarter of 2021 under way, we expect to see a lot of forecasts and announcements around changes as we head into another new year. Over the next month, 2022 loan limits will be announced, lenders will begin to make a final push to finalize…Read More
Home Prices – The Market is Affordable!
Homes Are More Affordable Than They Seem In today’s world of competitive markets, short inventory, and rising purchase prices, things are tough for home buyers (and sellers, too!). With sharp appreciation and bidding wars becoming more common, it seems the market is unaffordable, but when diving into the data, it appears that throughout the US,…Read More
What the Fed Rate Cut Means to You
The Fed has once again cut rates, this time by .25% – so what does this mean for you? Well, the Fed funds rate is the rate banks borrow from each other. When the rate is cut, it is done to help stimulate the economy and increase inflation. The Fed funds rate is…Read More