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Federal Reserve Expects High Unemployment Indefinitely

This is bad news for housing values. If people don’t have jobs, they can’t afford to pay for mortgages. This reduces demand for homes, which drives down prices, drives down housing values, ending people HELOC (home equity lines of credit), … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need A Bailout?

From about.com: An inverted yield curve is when short-term Treasury note yields are higher than long term yields. Usually, long-term yields are higher because investors want a better return for tying up their money for a longer time. Most economists … Continue reading

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Mortgage Options

From KARE11.com: ·  Fixed Mortgage rates have moved higher – Fixed-rate mortgage rates are at their highest levels in almost eight months. One of the factors pushing interest rates higher is the continued fear of inflation. ·  Do your homework … Continue reading

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Mortgage Advice

From KARE11.com: ·  Fixed Mortgage rates have moved higher – Fixed-rate mortgage rates are at their highest levels in almost eight months. One of the factors pushing interest rates higher is the continued fear of inflation. ·  Do your homework … Continue reading

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Refinance and the Fed

From the New York Times: WASHINGTON — Over a frantic weekend in mid-March, Ben S. Bernanke rewrote the rule book as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and a … Continue reading

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The Consequences Of Easy Money

From the Wall Street Journal: "As interest rates in the United States fell relative to those abroad, the dollar declined, which could have boosted the prices of commodities commonly priced in dollars by reducing their cost in terms of other … Continue reading

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