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Mortgage Rates Move Higher After Fed Rate Hike, But Not Because of It

By Vivian Hung | Nov 3, 2022

Mortgage Rates Move Higher After Fed Rate Hike, But Not Because of It By: Matthew Graham Nov 2, 2022 The Federal Reserve hiked rates by 0.75% today and 30yr fixed mortgage rates moved moderately higher.  Interestingly enough, those two things are fairly unrelated. The Fed Funds Rate (the thing the Fed “hikes” when you hear about the […]

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October Newsletter

By Vivian Hung | Sep 27, 2022

5 Simple Ideas for Fall Home Makeovers Simple and fun ways to fill your home with autumn beauty without overh… View More Ring in the New Year in a New Home Listing your home for sale during the holiday season. View More Halloween Home Safety Tips Tips on how to make sure kids are safe […]

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Mortgage Rates Now at 20-Year Highs

By Vivian Hung | Sep 26, 2022

By: Matthew Graham Mon, Sep 26 2022, 4:52 PM The most recent historical high water market for mortgage rates was “14 years.”  It was broken so many times in September that we officially declared it to be boring last Tuesday.  Now, less than a week later, 14-year highs would be more exciting than boring.  As of mid-day today, […]

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Market Update

By Vivian Hung | Sep 13, 2022

Rates Jump a Quarter Point Instantly After Key Inflation Report; Now Back to 14-Year Highs By: Matthew Graham Mortgage rates were already in the vicinity of the highest levels in 14 years.  With large day-to-day swings being extremely common these days, we were only ever one bad day away from making it back to those highs.  […]

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Things Are About to Get Even More Interesting For Rates

By Vivian Hung | Sep 12, 2022

By: Matthew Graham   It’s certainly already been an interesting year for financial markets–especially for housing and interest rates. But most of what’s happened over the past 8 months could be thought of as the more predictable phase of the post-pandemic market cycle. It’s what happens next that’ll be more interesting. How could anyone say that […]

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September Newsletter

By Vivian Hung | Aug 30, 2022

Insider Tips to Buying a Home in Today’s Market Three tips to help set you up for success and guide you through this b… View More Home Renovations That Offer the Best ROI for Resale Learn about what renovations can have the best ROI and biggest payoff. View More Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid Successful […]

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August Newsletter

By Vivian Hung | Jul 26, 2022

7 Tips for Listing Your Home on Airbnb 7 easy tips to becoming a winning Airbnb host Read More A+ Ideas for Kid-Focused Homework Stations 5 back to school tips for creating an inviting homework space to keep … Read More Out-of-the-Box Spare Room Ideas Tips for converting a spare bedroom into a music studio, […]

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