Fed Meeting December 2020

California mortgage rates

2020 has been a tumultuous year but this month’s Fed meeting, the last of 2020, was not. The biggest concern for everyone is will interest rates move higher? While the final answer to that question has not been provided we do see the potential for rates, both mortgage rates and rates in general, to move higher in 2021. The reason … Read more

War, Crisis and Mortgage Rates

Home interest rates

When we have the potential for war, armed conflict or an international crisis we are asked this question a lot: How does war and crisis impact mortgage rates? For people looking to purchase a new home or those looking to refinance a current mortgage it’s an important question to ensure you lock in at the optimal time. That being said; … Read more

Fed Meeting December 2019

Checking mortgage rates online

Most analysts do not expect much from this meeting. Over the last few months it’s been said by more than one Fed member and on more than one occasion; no more rate cuts for the foreseeable future. The job market is healthy, unemployment is low, inflation is low so there it’s not surprising to see the Fed take a pause … Read more

Fed Meeting October 2019

Mortgage Interest Rates

Today we have the conclusion of the two-day October Fed meeting. The market is expecting a .25% rate cut and that is exactly what the market received. Also the Fed said it would take a significant change in the direction of the economy to warrant another rate cut so this is most likely the last rate cut of 2019 and … Read more

Fed Meeting September 2019

Jerome Powell

Heading into the two-day meeting the market was expecting the Fed to lower by a .25%. It’s important to remember this very important fact when reading about Fed action: The Fed does not set mortgage rates If the Fed lowers or raises a .25% it does not mean mortgage rates move an equal amount Sometimes when the Fed goes in … Read more

Fed Meeting July, 2019

Mortgage Interest Rates

Today was the conclusion of the two-dat FOMC meeting (Federal Open Market Committee – aka the Fed). The market was expecting a .25% cut and that is exactly what was delivered. No big surprises and up next is the Powell press conference. Check back for more updates later in the day Powell Press Conference Updates: Powell is concerned about a … Read more