Posts Covering Federal Reserve
May 19, 2016 in Federal Reserve
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.
April 27, 2016 in Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve eased its forward guidance and held the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% after its April 2016 meeting. Mortgage rates are dropping.
March 17, 2016 in Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve held the Fed Funds Rate unchanged after its January 2016 meeting, while pledging support to consumers for low mortgage rates.
January 7, 2016 in Federal Reserve
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.
October 15, 2015 in Federal Reserve
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.
March 22, 2015 in Federal Reserve
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.
December 17, 2013 in Federal Reserve
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.
October 31, 2013 in Federal Reserve
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.
October 10, 2013 in Federal Reserve
September's Fed Minutes show committee members ready to taper QE3. But that was before the shutdown. Mortgage rates may soon hit the 3s.
July 11, 2013 in 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.
July 11, 2012 in Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve is taking a more earnest look at QE3 than previously thought, June's Fed Minutes reveals. Mortgage rates are now rising.
March 2, 2012 in Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve is now setting explicit "target rates" for inflation. Inflation targeting will change how you shop for mortgages.
August 24, 2007 in Federal Reserve
I interviewed with First Business anchor Anchor Beejal Patel this week. First Business produces news "shorts" that are syndicated nationwide. The story: "How would a Fed rate cut impact mortgage rates?" You all know my answer -- it's well-documented around these parts. I am a little embarrassed about having to...
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)