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4 Crucial Steps to Finding the Best Mortgage Deal

July 26, 2019 by Leave a comment

We all want to save as much of our hard earned money as we can. Luckily for those shopping for a mortgage, there are several steps you can take to ensure you are saving money and getting the best deal possible. Step 1: Get Lots of Estimates Home loans are available from many different types... View Article

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Fed Gearing Up to Unwind Balance Sheet: What it Means for the Mortgage Market

April 13, 2017 by Leave a comment

There has been a lot of talk lately about the Fed beginning to unwind the $4.5 trillion on its balance sheet. The news first broke last week when the FOMC minutes revealed it was a topic of discussion at their March meeting, and many experts are saying that the process will likely begin this year.... View Article

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Fed Minutes Show Rate Hike Could Happen ‘Fairly Soon’

February 22, 2017 by Leave a comment

According to the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Federal Reserve officials think that an increase in the federal funds rate might be appropriate “fairly soon.” Here is the main quote that financial market participants have picked up on: “Many participants expressed the view that it might be appropriate to... View Article

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Janet Yellen Keeps March Rate Hike in Play

February 15, 2017 by Leave a comment

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen finished up speaking in Washington, D.C. today. Starting on Tuesday, she appeared before congress for her semiannual testimony on monetary policy. Day 1 was before the Senate banking Committee, and Day 2 was before the House Financial Services Committee. Whenever the Fed Chair makes public statements, financial market participants keenly... View Article

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Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin Calls for Housing Reform

January 23, 2017 by Leave a comment

Last Month: Markets think Mnuchin wants privatization Earlier last month, Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that getting Fannie and Freddie out of government control is “on the top 10 list of things that we’re going to get done.” He went further, stating: “It makes no sense that these are owned by... View Article

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