Today, for the second straight meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. The vote was 10-0.
December's Case-Shiller Index showed major devaluations nationwide. As compared to December 2009, on a year-over-year basis, home values fell in 18 of the Case Shiller Index's 20 tracked markets, and the U.S. National Index dropped 4 percent overall. The retreat puts December's home values at similar levels as compared to early-2003.
The Federal Reserve released its most recent meeting minutes Wednesday. Fed Minutes are the unabridged version of the succinct, more well-known "Fed Statement" that's released immediately post-adjournment.
Another day, another strong report for housing. The Pending Home Sales Index climbed 2 percent in December, according to the National Association of REALTORSÂ®
This morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Non-Farm Payrolls report for January 2011. Mortgage rates are rising in response.
The Federal Open Market Committee begins a 2-day meeting today in Washington D.C. It's the group's first meeting of 2011 -- one of 8 scheduled for the year.
Today, the Federal Open Market Committee voted 10-to-0 to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within in its target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. Mortgage rates are reacting.
For this month -- and for the rest of 2011-- employment data will figure big in mortgage markets and for home affordability. Last week's release is the first big splash.
Mortgage rates are easing lower this morning on just-released, slightly worse-than-expected Retail Sales data from December 2010.
According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, the number of foreclosure filings nationwide dropped for the second straight month in December. After falling 21 percent in November, filings were down by an additional 2 percent in December.
Looking for an extra 2010 tax deduction? Consider making your January mortgage payment a few days early.
it's a fantastic time to be a Philadelphia home buyer where 66.3 percent of all new and existing homes sold in the third quarter were affordable