What Really Happened to 2015 Mortgage Rates

Higher mortgage rates were expected in 2015 but they never happened. Here’s why — and also a look at what may take place in 2016.

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New State Rankings Report Says Down Payment Amounts are Increasing

A survey reflects rising down payment amounts as a result of rising purchase prices; see what this means for home owners and would-be buyers.

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Higher Mortgage Rates Could Be the Price for Strong Job Growth

Strong job growth is good news, but it could lead to higher mortgage rates; see what economic trend might counteract job growth to keep mortgage rates low.

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Will the Housing Rally Survive Higher Mortgage Rates?

The Fed rate hike did not immediately force mortgage rates higher; see what might happen to home prices when mortgage rates do eventually rise.

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Higher Mortgage Rates Can Be Overcome

Mortgage rates have risen modestly since the Fed announced higher overnight interest rates for banks and credit unions. Here’s how you can beat them.

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Mortgage Rates Stall After Fed Increase

The Fed recently raised interest rates, however, mortgage rates have stalled. Here’s why.

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Inflation Report Buys Low Mortgage Rates More Time

Last week’s inflation report was largely overshadowed by the Fed rate hike; see why inflation may have more influence on mortgage rates.

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Mortgage Rates Decline After Fed Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve raised the cost banks and credit unions must pay to borrow money overnight. Here’s how it will affect mortgage borrowers.

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Expect Housing and Mortgage Conditions to Vary by Area

Buying, selling, and refinancing a mortgage are affected by national and regional housing trends; see how the latest new home sales data may affect you.

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Will Mortgages & Real Estate Fully Recover in 2016?

The mortgage marketplace and real estate in general or expected to “have fully recovered” in 2016 but hurdles remain. Here’s why.

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