Tag: interestrates

Rates Don’t Have to be a Gamble

Since the Fed’s announcement last week and the ongoing . . . uneasiness surrounding a trade war with China, the markets have been a little less than settled.  And that’s been a very good thing for interest rates.  In real estate and mortgage circles, I’m not hearing any complaining. What we do continue to hear, […]

Getting the Cut Right

Mortgage rates. This is going to be a short one, I assure you.  This is probably stuff you already know, but I think now’s a good time to bring it back up and have a bit of a refresher course.  Are you ready? When people talk about The Fed and “rates”, they’re not talking about […]

Run, Don’t Walk!

  Full disclosure: this is a reprint from a few years back – I’ve updated the numbers to reflect the conditions occurring in the market today. The New York Federal Reserve’s economists conducted a study and published the results: changes in down payment requirements have MORE influence over home buyers’ willingness to buy than changes […]