Posts Covering Economic News

Federal Reserve On Track To Raise Rates In June Thanks To April Jobs Report

The April Non-Farm Payrolls report gives the Federal Reserve the fuel it needs to raise rates again in June. The job market is back on track.

How The French Election Will Change Mortgage Rates

France's exit from the EU, or "Frexit", could spur financial turmoil and lower mortgage rates. The French election could be the first step in that process.

This Is How To “Play” Bad Economic Reports As A Mortgage Shopper

The March Non-Farm Payrolls report was "bad". But that means mortgage rates are dropping. How to get a lower rate when economic reports are weaker than expected.

You Can Expect A Fed Rate Hike In March, Thanks To The Jobs Report

The February Non-Farm Payrolls report all but locked in a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in March. Should you lock your mortgage rate? Insight and analysis.

January Jobs Report Is Helping U.S. Mortgage Shoppers

The January Non-Farm Payrolls report shows how important inflation data is for mortgage rates. Job growth was strong, while wages lagged, helping rates.

Mortgage Rates Rise On Reignited Inflation Concerns

The December Non-Farm Payrolls report shows the fastest wage growth in nearly seven years. Inflation worries abound, and that's pushing up mortgage rates.

Mortgage Rates Drop On Soft Jobs Data

The November Non-Farm Payrolls report shows a slowdown in wage growth. Inflation fears abate; mortgage rates drop.

Mortgage Rates On Edge After October Jobs Report

The October Non-Farm Payrolls report shows rising wages throughout the economy. That could lead to inflation, and a December Fed rate hike.

Mortgage Rates Dropping After September Jobs Report

The September Non-Farm Payrolls report allayed fears of a November rate hike from the Fed. But the job market is showing signs of strength. Will rates rise?

August Jobs Report: Mortgage Rates Move Lower

The July Non-Farm Payrolls was better than Wall Street expectations. Mortgage rates are rising. The Federal Reserve may not raise rates in 2016.

Jobs Report Could Force Mortgage Rates Higher By 0.25%

Non-Farm Payrolls releases Friday. Your mortgage rate quote is likely to change. More on the upcoming jobs report and how it can affect your mortgage loan.

Mortgage Rates Climbing After July Jobs Report

The July Non-Farm Payrolls was better than Wall Street expectations. Mortgage rates are rising. The Federal Reserve may not raise rates in 2016.

Mortgage Rates Ratchet Lower After June Jobs Report

The June Non-Farm Payrolls was better than Wall Street expectations. Mortgage rates have dropped. The Federal Reserve may not raise rates in 2016.

After May Jobs Report, Mortgage Rates Hit New, 3-Year Low

May Non-Farm Payrolls was worse than Wall Street expectations. Mortgage rates are dropping hard. The Federal Reserve may not raise rates in June after all.

Mortgage Rates Lower After April Non-Farm Payrolls Report

The April Non-Farm Payrolls was worse than Wall Street expectations. Mortgage rates are slightly better. The Federal Reserve may raise rates in June 2016.

Mortgage Rates Rising After March Non-Farm Payrolls Report

The March Non-Farm Payrolls was mostly in-line with Wall Street expectations. Mortgage rates are slightly worse. The Federal Reserve may raise rates in late-April.

Jobs Report Could Drop Mortgage Rates 25 Basis Points (0.25%) Or More

Non-Farm Payrolls releases Friday. Your mortgage rate quote is likely to change. More on the upcoming jobs report and how it can affect your mortgage loan.

Mortgage Rates Unmoved By February Non-Farm Payrolls

The February Non-Farm Payrolls report beat expectations. Mortgage rates are unchanged. The Federal Reserve's next move may be affected.

Cheap Oil, Low Inflation Great For Today’s Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates are linked to inflation rates, which is terrific news for today's home buyers and refinancing households. Analysis and access to rate quotes.

Mortgage Rates Falling Into The Weekend, Post-Jobs Report

Mortgage rates have moved lower after the release of the July Non-Farm Payrolls report. Complete analysis plus access to instant mortgage rate quotes which now average bellow 4%.

2017 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)