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Mortgage Rates Quickly Lower After Inflation Data and Fed

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates fell fairly quickly this afternoon following the Federal Reserves updated economic projections. While it is indeed true that the Fed "raised rates" this afternoon, there are two reasons that doesn't matter. First of all, the rate the Fed adjusts (aptly named, the Fed Funds Rate), governs only the shortest-time frames (overnight loans among big banks). Although its effects radiate to longer-term debt like mortgages, the two are far from joined at the hip. Short term rates often move one direction while long term rates move another . More importantly, EVERYONE responsible for trading the bonds that govern interest rates (and I do mean every last person without a single exception) was well aware that the Fed would be hiking rates today. No Fed rate hike has been better telegraphed...(read more)

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Differences Between Previous and Current FOMC Statements

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in SeptemberNovember indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despiterate. Averaging through hurricane-related disruptions. Although the hurricanes caused a drop in payroll employment in September,fluctuations, job gains have been solid, and the unemployment rate declined further. Household spending has been expanding at a moderate rate, and growth in business fixed investment has picked up in recent quarters. Gasoline prices rose in the aftermath of the hurricanes, boostingOn a 12-month basis, both overall inflation in September; however,and inflation for items other than food and energy remained soft. On a 12-month basis, both inflation measures have...(read more)

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Realtors Raise Last-Minute Red Flags Over Tax Bill

Posted To: MND NewsWire

Realtors are expressing concern over three measures that exist in either the House or the Senate versions of the Republican tax cut bill and have sent a letter to Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairs of the Senate Banking and House Ways and Means Committees respectively, about these issues. The letter was sent as a conference committee is about to begin discussions of changes to the bills that will allow passage of a single version by both side of the Congress. Signed by, current National Association of Realtors (NAR) President Elizabeth Mendenhall, the letter stresses the important of homeownership to the U.S. economy and says the Congress needs to keep in mind where their decisions "can create a tremendously better outcome, not only for current and prospective homeowners, but...(read more)

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