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Tampa Home Mortgage Market Guide

Week of: Monday, August 29, 2011 Present Market Conditions “Fixed rate mortgages followed Treasury bond yields higher this week while data reports suggest an improvement in the housing market,” according to Frank Northaft, Freddie Mac’s vice president and chief economist. … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : September 20, 2010

Mortgage markets were highly volatile, yet relatively unchanged last week in back-and-forth trading on Wall Street. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : September 13, 2010

A shift in Wall Street sentiment caused mortgage markets to worsen last week. Fears of a double-dip recession are easing. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : September 7, 2010

Mortgage rates worsened 3 days in a row last week for the first time since late-April. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : August 30, 2010

When Chairman Bernanke talks, markets listen. His comments about the U.S. economy helped fuel a late-Friday surge in mortgage rates last week. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : August 23, 2010

This week, it’s unlikely that the Refi Boom will meet its end, but that doesn’t mean you should wait for rates to fall further. Mortgage rates tend to change quickly and without notice, and should rates rise, you may find that you’ve missed the market bottom. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : August 16, 2010

The Refi Boom remains in full effect, but rates are not as dazzling as they were just one week ago. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : August 9, 2010

This week, there’s a lot of data and news due for release, the most influential to markets of which is the Federal Open Market Committee’s scheduled policy meeting. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : August 2, 2010

Non-Farm Payrolls hits the wires Friday at 8:30 AM ET. Markets are expecting a 75,000 net loss of jobs last month. If the actual number is higher, mortgage rates should rise. If the actual number is lower, mortgage rates should fall. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : July 26, 2010

Mortgage rates rose last week, but only slightly. Rate are still hovering near their lowest levels of all-time. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : July 19, 2010

Mortgage rates are artificially right now so even the slightest jolt could cause them to spike. It would be similar to what happened in June 2009 when rates rose 1.125% in just 10 days’ time. Therefore, if you’re shopping for a mortgage and like the rate you’ve been quoted, consider locking in as soon as possible. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : July 11, 2010

Mortgage rates have fallen in 4 consecutive weeks and are on an extended rally that dates back to mid-April. This week, however, data returns and rates could reverse. Especially with inflation numbers are in play. Continue reading

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