Posts Tagged: Mortgage rates

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The Folly Of Timing The Housing Market

It’s hard enough to time investments. Finance theory says it’s impossible and there is plenty of evidence to prove that it can’t be done. So it should come as no surprise that timing a home purchase would be even more difficult. As I’ve said before, I don’t think people should think of a home as… Read more

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Will Rising Interest Rates Kill The Real Estate Market?

Understanding the relationship between interest rates and home prices is particularly important now because most people believe that interest rates are heading up in the not-to-distant future. One might quite logically expect that when mortgage rates rise it depresses home prices. After all, most people determine the affordability of a home by looking at the… Read more

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More Mortgage Rate Predictions

As a follow up to my earlier post on the direction of mortgage rates I thought I would share the gist of a post from the Calculated Risk blog that appeared earlier today on the very same subject – Expected Mortgage Rates. In this post, Bill McBride concludes that when the Fed stops buying mortgage… Read more

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What’s Up With Mortgage Rates?

As the BankRate graph to the left shows, mortgage rates have been trending down quite dramatically over the last 6 months and remain near recent record lows. That shouldn’t be too surprising since the government has been using the printing presses to buy up gobs of mortgage backed securities (MBS). But everyone is wondering what… Read more

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The Economy And The Housing Market

Although we currently have an administration in Washington that is determined to micro-manage the economy the data is already proving that it’s just not possible.  Markets are stronger than governments and going against the market is like building cities below sea level in the path of hurricanes. The water always gets in. (In fact, the… Read more