The Federal Reserve released its October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes last week, revealing a Fed in disagreement about the future of the U.S. economy and about what, if any, stimulus may be warranted in the next 12 months.

The "Fed Minutes" recaps the conversations a...

19.11.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)
FOMC meets this week -- mortgage rates get volatileMortgage markets worsened last week as hope for a European economic rebound and stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data moved investors out of mortgage-backed bonds. Mortgage rates all of types -- conventional, FHA and VA -- lost ground last week, harming home affordability in Midlothian and reduc...
22.10.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Housing StartsThe housing market continues to improve.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, Single-Family Housing Starts rose to 603,000 last month, an 11 percent increase from the month prior and the highest reading in more than 4 years. 

A "housing start"...

18.10.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Purchasing Power 2010-2012

Mortgage rates in Virginia continue to troll near all-time lows, boosting the purchasing power of home buyers statewide.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market survey, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now 3.39 percent nationwide, just three ticks off an all-time low....

16.10.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)
Freddie Mac Weekly Rates Low mortgage rates are terrific -- if you can get them. One week after posting its lowest mortgage rate in 50 years, Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose by an average of 7 basis points nationwide this week to 4.22%. To get the rate, you'll pay an average of 0.7 "point...
26.08.11 04:19 PM - Comment(s)

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