Federal Funds Rate

  • How to Prepare Your Mortgage Marketing for the Next Fed Shake-up

    …. As you know, the Fed doesn’t actually set mortgage rates, but the policy levers pulled by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and colleagues directly impact the mortgage rates lenders are willing to offer. When the federal funds rate goes up, so do the rates at which your clients can borrow money to fund the purchase of a new home. Make…

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  • Mortgage Rates Move Higher After Fed Raises Short-Term Interest Rates

    … eyeing a rate hike for some time. Back when the housing bubble burst, the Fed pulled out all the stops to revive the flagging economy, and that included taking action to drop the federal funds rate to zero. The federal funds rate is the rate at which financial institutions lend each other money, and it affects everything from car loans to personal…

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  • With Recent Market Losses, Will the Fed Raise Rates?

    …. To say that current interest rates are record-setting is an understatement. If you look at an historical graph of the Federal Funds rate, you’ll see that the last time they slid to anywhere near their current levels was back in 1958, but even then, they rebounded in fairly short order. The Federal Funds Rate Demystified Contrary to popular belief…

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