Posts Covering Federal Reserve

Mortgage Rates Move When The Federal Reserve Meets

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The group doesn't set mortgage rates but it can influence them. How this week's meeting could affect your refinance and purchase mortgage rate.

About The Federal Reserve, The FOMC, & The Fed Funds Rate

The Federal Reserve is the central banker of the United States of America. How "the Fed" works and how it affects consumer mortgage rates.

Conventional, FHA, VA Mortgage Rates Drop After Fed June Meeting

Mortgage rates drift lower after the Fed's June 2015 meeting. Complete analysis, plus what it means for purchases and refinances. Rates are back below four percent, on average.

Mortgage Rates Moving Lower After Fed Minutes Release

The Federal Reserve might not raise the Fed Funds Rate as soon as Wall Street expects. How this affects today's mortgage rates, which are currently at levels beneath four percent.

Conventional, FHA, VA Mortgage Rates Changing After Fed April Meeting

Mortgage rates drift lower after the Fed's April 2015 meeting. Complete analysis, plus what it means for purchases and refinances. Rates now read near their lowest of all-time.

Current Mortgage Rates Responding To This Week’s Federal Reserve Meeting

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The group doesn't set mortgage rates but it can influence them. Read more, get instant quotes at rates near their lowest of all-time

30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop After Release Of Fed Minutes

The Federal Reserve may not be raising the Fed Funds Rate as soon as Wall Street expects. How this affects current mortgage rates which, today, are at their lowest point in 10 weeks.

Don’t Play With Matches (And Other Advice For 2015 Mortgage Rates)

Mortgage rates have dropped as the Fed continues to lose its predictive ability over the economy. How this may affect housing with today's rates near all-time lows.

How The Federal Reserve Managed To Lower Mortgage Interest Rates At Its March Meeting

Mortgage rates are falling sharply after the Fed's March 2015 meeting. Complete analysis, plus what it means for purchases and refinance home loans.

How Much Risk Does This Week’s FOMC Meeting Pose To Current Mortgage Rates?

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The Fed doesn't set your mortgage rates but it influences them. Consider locking in now -- before rates rise.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop 1/8% After January Fed Minutes

The Federal Reserve is still a long way from removing the whole of its market stimulus. How this affects mortgage rates and what to expect. Analysis and quotes.

New 30-Year Mortgage Rates Greet Shoppers After The Federal Reserve’s January 2015 Meeting

Mortgage rates are changing after the Fed's January 2015 meeting. What rate should you expect to get? Analysis, plus a complimentary mortgage rate quote.

The January 2015 Fed Meeting: Should You Rush To Lock A Mortgage Rate?

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The Fed doesn't set your mortgage rates but it influences them. Consider locking in now -- before rates rise.

New 30-Year Mortgage Rates After The Fed’s December Meeting

Mortgage rates are changing after the Federal Reserve's December 2014 meeting. What rate should you expect from your lender? Analysis and live quotes here.

A Mortgage Rate Locking Strategy For This Week’s FOMC Meeting

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The Fed doesn't set your mortgage rates but it influences them. Consider locking in now -- before rates rise.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Changing After Fed’s October FOMC Meeting

Mortgage rates are changing after the Federal Reserve's October 2014 meeting. How high will rates ultimately go? Analysis and live quotes here.

Federal Reserve Stays On Message With September Minutes; 30-Year Mortgage Rates Persist Near 4%

The Federal Reserve is a long way from removing the whole of its market stimulus. How this affects mortgage rates and what to expect. Analysis and quotes.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Moving After Fed’s September FOMC Meeting

Mortgage rates are higher after the Federal Reserve's September 2014 meeting. How high will rates ultimately go? Analysis and live quotes here.

Today’s Mortgage Rate Strategy For This Week’s FOMC Meeting

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The Fed doesn't set your mortgage rates but it influences them. Consider locking in now -- before rates rise.

Federal Reserve Stays On Message With July Minutes; 30-Year Mortgage Rates Persist Near 4%

The Federal Reserve is still a long way from removing its market stimulus. How it's affecting mortgage rates and what to expect. Analysis and quotes.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Jump After Fed’s July FOMC Meeting

Mortgage rates are higher after the Federal Reserve's July 2014 meeting. How high will rates ultimately go? Analysis and live rate quotes here.

Your Mortgage Rate Strategy For This Week’s FOMC Meeting

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The Fed doesn't set your mortgage rates but it influences them. Consider locking in now -- before rates rise.

Fed Cuts QE3 For Fifth Straight Meeting; 30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop Anyway

Mortgage rates are lower after the Federal Reserve's June 2014 meeting, and have moved within ticks of this year's lows. Analysis and live mortgage rates.

Federal Reserve Signals Unpredictable Mortgage Rates Through April, May, June 2014

The Federal Reserve changed its messaging to markets. How it's affecting mortgage rates and what to expect. Analysis and live mortgage rate quotes.

Fed Cuts QE3 For Second Straight Meeting; Mortgage Rates (Surprisingly) Improve

The Federal Reserve January 2013 statement included a second QE3 taper. Unexpectedly, though, mortgage rates are dropping. Get a live market quote here.

When Will The Federal Reserve End Its Support For Low Mortgage Rates For Good?

The Federal Reserve has started to end its support for low mortgage rates. What's the latest you can lock, and still get a great low rate? Find out here.

FOMC Says No More Holding Mortgage Rates At Artificial Lows; QE3 To Start Its Taper

The Federal Reserve December 2013 statement announced the QE3 taper. Why mortgage rates won't immediately rise and what you should look for.

This Week : Will The Federal Reserve Finally End Its “Low Mortgage Rate” Program?

Low mortgage rates are at risk. The Federal Reserve meets this week and the group could begin winding down QE3. What it means for mortgage rates through the next 16 weeks.

Mortgage Rates Unexpectedly Rise After The Federal Reserve Releases Its October Fed Minutes

At least one Federal Reserve members wants to end QE3 in the very near future. Wall Street doesn't like the news. Mortgage rates are rising. Is this your last chance for low rates?

2015 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)