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Adding Up: Rising Rates’ Financial Impact

Mortgage rates have surpassed 5% lately, due in large part to increases to the federal interest rate by the Federal Reserve who in addition to raising the rate twice this year, is expected to have further increases for the foreseeable future. ...

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Fed Raises Rates to Curb Inflationary Concerns

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Marking the largest increase in nearly 22 years, the Federal Open Market Committee raised interest rates by 50 basis points to a range of 0.75-1.00% amidst record-high inflation. The Fed will also allow $60 billion in Treasuries and $35 billion in MBS to roll off their balance sheet each month.

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Home Price Decreases Not Expected

In March, the U.S. Federal Reserve increased interest rates by a quarter of a point to address rising inflation and a litany of other economic problems stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, this interest rate increase was expected ...

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Refis Reduce Mortgage Payments by $1.3B a Month

Black Knight Inc., has released the latest iteration of it Mortgage Monitor Report which looks at how rising interest rates affect the dynamics of the refinance lending market.  According to Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske, historic refinance activity during the pandemic resulted ...

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