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Rising interest rates increase the appeal — and the risk — of ARMs

May 24, 2022
More homebuyers are applying for adjustable-rate mortgages, which often come with a lower initial monthly payment. But borrowers could end up paying more in the long run.
The number of applications for adjustable mortgages has increased 22% over the last year, per the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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What the Fed’s rate hike means for one community bank

May 5, 2022
Mortgage rates are rising, but deposit rates will lag, says Laurie Stewart, president of Sound Community Bank in Seattle.
The Belltown Branch of Sound Community Bank, which is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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The mortgage business has "come to a screeching halt"

Apr 26, 2022
Vivian Gueler of Pacific Trust Group said rising rates are slowing the housing market, but it could be months before prices fall.
"The market was just too crazy," said mortgage broker Vivian Gueler. "The low rates drove up too much business, too much demand — and the prices, ultimately."
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Homeowner groups are trying to stop investors from buying up homes

Apr 20, 2022
Investor purchases made up more than 1 in 5 home sales in December, according to CoreLogic.
According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing homes dropped 2.7% in March from the previous month and 4.5% from March 2021.
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Could Netflix queue up a hint on how inflation can alter our behavior?

We spoke to Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, for some insight.
The latest numbers from Netflix could offer some insight into how behaviors are changing because of inflation.
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Higher mortgage rates could make the housing supply problem worse

Apr 1, 2022
Homebuilders already face higher prices for materials. More expensive loans could affect construction for years.
The Federal Reserve's interest rate policy is upping the cost of home construction and could constrict future inventory.
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After hitting record lows, mortgage rates are rising again

Jan 19, 2022
So far, that hasn't had a chilling effect on applications.
Though mortgage rates are increasing, mortgage applications are also up as homebuyers hope to avoid further rate hikes.
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Rising mortgage rates and prices not raining on homebuilders' parade

Jan 19, 2022
The latest survey data shows that homebuilders have a positive outlook despite inflation and supply chain woes.
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How rising mortgage rates will and will not impact housing prices

Jan 10, 2022
Higher interest rates could slow down price growth, according to housing economists.
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