Posts Covering Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Holds Fed Funds Rate, Re-Commits To Supporting Low Mortgage Rates

The Federal Reserve held the Fed Funds Rate unchanged after its January 2016 meeting, while pledging support to consumers for low mortgage rates.

How Mortgage Rates Are Connected To The Fed Funds Rate

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.

Fed Minutes: Raising The Fed Funds Rate Was Not A No-Brainer

The Federal Reserve raised the Fed Funds Rate, but the decision was a murky one. How this affects today's mortgage rates, which are currently beneath four percent.

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

The Federal Reserve is the central banker of the USA. How "the Fed" works, what it actually does, and how it affects everyday U.S. mortgage rates.

Federal Reserve Holds Fed Funds Rate, Re-Commits To Supporting Low Mortgage Rates

The Federal Reserve held the Fed Funds Rate unchanged after its January 2016 meeting, while pledging support to consumers for low mortgage rates.

Consumers: “We Don’t Think The Fed Will Raise Rates In October”

A survey of 1,000 readers of TheMortgageReports.com shows that consumers don't expect the Federal Reserve to raise rates at its October 27-28, 2015 meeting.

Mortgage Rates Dropping After Fed Minutes Hint “Rate Hike” On Hold

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.

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.

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.

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 Terrific After Federal Reserve Declares “No Taper for QE3”

The Federal Reserve has left its mortgage rate-suppressing QE3 in play for another 6 weeks, at least. See today's rates. Don't miss out.

Government Shutdown May Alter The Course Of QE3, Bring Lower Mortgage Rates

September's Fed Minutes show committee members ready to taper QE3. But that was before the shutdown. Mortgage rates may soon hit the 3s.

U.S. Mortgage Rates Dropping After Federal Reserve Pledges To Leave QE3 In Place

U.S. mortgage rates are dropping after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep its rate-supressing QE3 program in place. When will QE3 end? Read more to find out.

U.S. Mortgage Rates On The Move After Latest From The Federal Reserve

The June 2013 FOMC Minutes show Federal Reserve members intent on helping the U.S. economy grow, but divided on what to do about QE3, among other programs. Mortgage rates are rising as a result.

Mortgage Rates Slip To New, Lifetime-Lows After May 2013 FOMC Statement

Mortgage rates are falling after May 2013 FOMC statement. Today's home buyers and refinancing households can now access the lowest mortgage rates in recorded history.

Fed Minutes Suggests “Floating” Mortgage Rates Are At Risk

The Fed Minutes show a divided Federal Reserve. Mortgage rates are expected to be volatile through May, at least.

Mortgage Rates Rising After March 2013 FOMC Statement

Mortgage rates are rising after March 2013 FOMC statement. The Federal Reserve doesn't control mortgage rates but, today, it's influencing them.

2016 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)