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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Higher Conforming Loan Limits

As part of the economic stimulus package in 2008, temporary loan limits were enacted to help homeowners in high-cost areas that were unable to get loans for more than $417,000 under the standard conforming loan limits regardless of their payment history, credit and income. Homeowners in areas such San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles […]

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Mortgage Rate Outlook for Week of July 18, 2011

Mortgage rates continued lower last week fueled by concerns regarding employment and statements made in the June Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes regarding market weakness. The consensus among the majority of the recently released market data and the FOMC minutes is that the overall recovery is still a work in progress and the levels […]

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Federal Reserve Minutes Indicate Higher Mortgage Rates Coming

The Federal Reserve released notes from the June 21-22 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Tuesday, shedding light on the FOMC’s current observations of the market and how it will be adjusting its activities moving forward. This release of minutes is one of eight releases the Fed meets, following each of the eight Fed […]

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Mortgage Rates Move Lower on Weak Jobs Data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released unexptected  employment data this morning in the form of the “Jobs Report” resulting in a decrease in mortgage rates. Mortgage rates are senstiive to the jobs report because jobs are what provide the income that is spent to power the economy. The data released showed that Nonfarm payroll employment […]

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Home Values Show Increase, Signs of Recovery?

This week was marked by several indexes showing similar gains in housing prices, a change that every home owner has been waiting for and a sign that the summer housing market is moving in a positive direction. The Case-Schiller index, which is a measure of of home-value is calculated from repeat sales of single-family homes […]

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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of June 27, 2011

We start the week off in a positive direction for mortgage rates stemming from multiple positive economic events last week. The first event was good news regarding Greece’s debt issues as the country looks to pass an act that will lay out a plan for remaining solvent and keep other European nations and the IMF […]

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Weekly Mortgage Outlook for June 6, 2011

There are very few notable economic events taking place this week on the Economic Calendar that might affect rates this week. Fortunately, it looks like rates will continue to sustain their current levels based on the disappointing economic data that was released last week. This provides yet another great window for being able to take […]

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Mortgage News Wrap-Up: Memorial Day Weekend 2011

As was expected, trading volume in the bond markets was minimal today as traders leave early for the Holiday weekend and the bond markets closed early at 2:00 PM EST. This week was marked by interesting new regarding FHA loan requirements, low trading volume, interesting Foreclosure data from the first quarter and a new HAMP […]

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Mortgage Rate Outlook for Week of 5/23/2011

While rates have come down in the past month, mortgage rates this week may affected by multiple bond auctions that are taking place, any of which can sway the market dependent on their volume.  For this reason, the market will be moving forward with less certainty, which makes this week a great week to lock […]

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