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Blog 2017-12-20T17:34:11+00:00

Housing Market Conditions

August 29th, 2018|

The housing market data has been somewhat disappointing this year, and the most recent reports did little to reverse the trend. In July, both new and existing home sales decreased a little from June. For existing home sales, which make [...]

Italy’s Political Situation

May 29th, 2018|

After the completion of the United Kingdom's exit, Italy will have the third largest economy in the European Union (EU) behind Germany and France. In recent years, Italy's economic growth has been below the average for the EU as a [...]

Rates Reach Four-Year High

April 25th, 2018|

There are several big picture factors which are viewed as negative for long-term bond yields, but investors have been aware of them for months. It’s not unreasonable that mortgage rates have climbed to the highest levels in four years. What’s [...]

Market Update with Lykken on Lending

November 29th, 2017|

Listen to this week's edition of Lykken on Lending for the latest mortgage rate and market updates.http://lykkenonlending.com/2017-11-27-podcast-market-update-with-joe-farr/

Details on Fed Balance Sheet Reduction

June 15th, 2017|

After its meeting concluded on June 14th, the Fed provided some details about the plan to reduce its holdings of U.S. Treasuries and agency debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Regarding the starting time for the reductions, Fed Chair Yellen said [...]

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