Posts Covering Federal Reserve

Fed meeting: Committee says inflation not yet a concern, rates unchanged

This month's Fed meeting provided few surprises. No interest rate increase, but it's still on the table for December.

How mortgage rates connect 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 Admits Inflation Is Low; Mortgage Rates Fall

The Federal Reserve maintained its benchmark rate at its July meeting, but the group reiterated concern about low inflation, helping mortgage rates.

How The Fed Affects HELOC Rates

HELOC rates are often based on the Prime rate, which is directly affected by rates set by the Federal Reserve. Here's how you can save money on a HELOC, even when rates increase.

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.

Fed Hikes Rates, Says Economy Is On Solid Ground

Today's Fed meeting resulted in a rate increase. This won't affect long-term mortgage rates, but will trickle up to increase rates on HELOCs, credit cards, and other loans tied to the Prime Rate.

How The Fed Meeting Will Change Mortgage Rates This Week

The Federal Reserve meeting adjourns Wednesday and, although the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates, its rhetoric and actions can influence them. Analysis and advice.

Federal Reserve Maintains Low Rates. No Hike Until At Least June

The Federal Reserve maintained its benchmark rate at its May meeting. No chance for another rate hike until at least June 2017. Analysis and forecast.

How The Fed Meeting Will Change Mortgage Rates This Week

The Federal Reserve meeting adjourns Wednesday and, although the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates, its rhetoric and actions can influence them. Analysis and advice.

Federal Reserve Hikes Rates, But Mortgage Rates Drop

The Federal Reserve raised the Fed Funds Rate to a range of 0.75-1.0% at its March meeting. Why, then, are mortgage rates dropping?

Fed Meeting : How Mortgage Rates Will Change By Week’s End

The Federal Reserve meeting adjourns Wednesday and, although the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates, its rhetoric and actions can influence them. Analysis and advice.

Mortgage Lenders Are Loosening Credit Standards Rapidly

A Federal Reserve survey shows mortgage lenders making it drastically easier to get mortgage-approved. Been denied for a mortgage in the past? It's time to re-apply.

Fed: We’re Still Committed To Low Mortgage Rates

The Federal Reserve held the Fed Funds Rate to a range near 0.50% at its February meeting. Plus, the group pledged continued support for low mortgage rates.

FOMC Minutes: Future Rate Hike Policy Is Fully In “Wait And See” Mode

The future of mortgage rates is unclear. Even the world's most preeminent financial body -- the Federal Reserve -- has little guidance for 2017 rates.

Mortgage Rates Zoom After Unanimous Fed Decision

The Federal Reserve lifted the Fed Funds Rate to a range near 0.50% at its December meeting, in a unanimous vote. It also increased its projections for 2017 hikes, pushing up mortgage rates.

Mortgage Rates Falling After Fed’s No-Hike Decision

The Federal Reserve left the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% at its November meeting. That leaves just one more chance for a rate hike in 2016.

Fed Announcement: No Change In Rates, But Hike Is Coming

The Federal Reserve voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% after its September 2016 meeting. But, a rate increase is on the horizon.

FOMC Announcement: No Change In Rates, More Mortgage Bond Investment

The Federal Reserve voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% after its July 2016 meeting. Mortgage rates are dropping.

Federal Reserve Throws Weight Behind Low Mortgage Rates, Wants More Inflation

The Federal Reserve eased its forward guidance and held the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% after its June 2016 meeting. Mortgage rates are dropping.

Federal Reserve Gives Support To Low Mortgage Rates, Wants More Inflation

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.

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)