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Monday, January 22, 2018

Mortgage rates raise for the 3rd straight week, caused mainly by the US Stock Market.  Investors are focusing and not wanting to be left out of record gains in the stocks, while we are not seeing much conflict between Trump and North Korea.  Today we are pretty flat, as the Federal Budget is shut down and stocks are trying to figure out when it will be open up.  I anticipate flat rates until the Congress and the President acts.  Once that happens, hopefully today, they we will probably see stocks continue their rally and interest rates continue to go up.

Posted by 375loan at 1/22/2018 10:19:00 PM
Monday, January 8, 2018

Mortgage rates worsened a little last week, as the stock market continues to hit all time highs, forcing bonds higher, and thus taking mortgage rates higher. Upcoming events to watch out for, US Budget and Winter Olympics in Korea. US also moved another aircraft carrier towards Korea.

Posted by 375loan at 1/8/2018 10:44:00 PM
Monday, December 11, 2017

Mortgage rates last week were pretty much flat on a couple of news articles out of Washington.  The first is the tax reform bill, bond and stock traders are holding their breath to see what is in the actual bill and how it will affect companies.  No one cares about individual tax reform, it is not about the personal taxes, it is ALL about business taxes. 

The final thing that kept rates down was the government running out of money, and over the weekend they kicked the can down the road for another couple of weeks.

Both of these items are going to be in the headlines until they are finally passed, which at that time, will cause rates to become VERY volitile.  Not worth waiting for, lock'em.

Posted by 375loan at 12/12/2017 1:19:00 AM
Monday, December 4, 2017

After a crazy roller coaster week, all focused on Senate Tax Reform Bill, interest rates ticked up, just a little.  This week will focus on Reconciliation of the 2 Tax Bills, along with N. Korea.  Final Bill that will be sent to the President will more than likely cause a pretty good rally for stocks, thus selling of Bonds, thus higher interest rates.  But War with N. Korea will cause just opposite affect.

Posted by 375loan at 12/4/2017 10:35:00 PM
Monday, October 9, 2017

Mortgage rates continue to climb based on economic news and the stock market. We have seen Stocks hit lifetime highs each week now for quite a few weeks, as investors flee bonds and put money into this RED HOT stock market.

Posted by 375loan at 10/9/2017 10:24:00 PM
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017

Mortgage rate rose last week, as economic news came in and more people hopped onto the Wall Street Bandwagon.  We also didn't have much news out of North Korea....

Posted by 375loan at 9/25/2017 4:20:00 PM
Friday, September 22, 2017

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Posted by 375loan at 9/22/2017 7:01:00 PM
Monday, September 18, 2017

Mortgage rates hit 2017 lows last week and the storms battered the US and more war mongering by N. Korea.  But as the week progressed, we saw less and less improvement, and more traders get desensetized to all of the war talk, and more and more traders are focusing in on the US economy.

This week we are seeing mortgage rates climb higher, as the stock market continues to hit record highs, and in anticipate of the US government passing corporate tax reform.

Posted by 375loan at 9/18/2017 4:09:00 PM
Monday, September 11, 2017

Mortgage rates last week ticked down to 2017 lows, caused by the anticipation of a N. Korea ICBM launch and hurricane IRMA potential destruction.  But over the weekend, no Launch and IRMA wasn't as bad as anticipated, albeit pretty bad.  This is causing bonds to sell off and the stock market to rally, thus giving back pretty much all mortgage rate improvement of last week.

Posted by 375loan at 9/11/2017 3:32:00 PM
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