Tag Archive: Mortgage Rates

Is it time to worry about inflation?

Inflation is now on the front burner, an actual worry in some quarters. But is it a real concern or little more than a myth with great energy and lots of hype?

Are property taxes rising too quickly?

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is out with a new study and at first glance the news is concerning. “State and local property tax revenues increased nearly 20 percent over the past four years,” said the NAHB headline…. Read More »

Will real estate taxes change with a new Congress?

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) several benefits long associated with residential real estate were effectively lost. Could the same thing happen this year? In the 2017 round of tax changes residential real estate took a… Read More »

Why is mortgage debt not a lot higher?

Americans have a lot of mortgage debt, but is that something to worry about? Any number of news outlets have recently reported that mortgage debt has reached record levels. CNN Business, as one example, explained on November 17th that “low… Read More »

What happens with the Fed after the election?

With all eyes focused on the presidential election there’s been little attention paid to the Federal Reserve and its make-up. The intersection with the presidency is close, especially for whoever takes office in January. The new president will have an… Read More »

Housing: What Might Change If Biden Wins

In the battle of Biden vs. Trump a lot of settled and not-so-settled housing sector rules and doctrines will be at stake. If Trump wins the move toward less regulation can be expected to continue while a Biden victory would… Read More »

Presidential Vote Winner to Face Big Real Estate & Mortgage Issues in 2021

The election season is in full swing and the outcome for one side or the other is hardly assured. What’s certain is that big problems will be in place after the Inauguration regardless of who wins. How will the winner… Read More »

Will mortgage rates remain stable for the next few years?

Have we entered a new mortgage financing era, a time when rates are largely stable and only move within a small band for years to come? There’s an argument to be made that long-term rate stability is being embraced. Borrowers… Read More »

Why Real Estate Markets Could Quickly Stall

Real estate is pretty much a numbers game and the two most important figures are home prices and mortgage rates. For much of this year the numbers have jelled very nicely and the result has been both rising home values… Read More »

Debt Shakes The World Economy — And Mortgage Rates

The world’s financial markets — and thus the world — have watched with some horror as things have recently gone very wrong in Greece, Puerto Rico and China. One very real possibility that could emerge from these events is that… Read More »

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