Archives for December 2015
We reported yesterday on a blog post that the Federal Reserve put out, arguing their case that the rate hike shouldn’t have any impact on long-term, fixed rate mortgages. It turns out, they’re not the only ones who think that. CNBC wrote a similar piece last week. The main difference is, their article is a little less technical; a little easier to read. So, if you didn’t read the Fed blog post, check out this article But the conclusion is the same — long term treasuries are what matter for long-term mortgage rates.
The Fed doesn’t want long-term mortgage interest rates to rise. At least, that’s the conclusion we draw from a blog post they released, Monday. The post goes to great lengths to draw the conclusion that their recent rate hike shouldn’t affect long-term mortgage rates. To be sure, it will affect short term, adjustable rate mortgages, but their argument is that long-term mortgage (30-year fixed) rates are more tied to long-term treasury rates, which in turn are tied more to Fed signalling than to actual rate hikes.