Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mortgage Rates and The Fed

the federal reserveOn March 31, the Federal Reserve will stop buying mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, returning control of interest rates to private investors.

Many had thought that once this occurs, mortgage rates would rise quickly. That sentiment is not held by many economists who feel that there is significant private investor demand that will take place. Additionally, the Fed has no immediate plans to sell off the bonds it’s purchased.

Mortgage rates are historically low hovering around the 5% mark. It is expected that they will rise slowly by the end of the year, but we are only talking about ½% increase. Additionally, there is always the possibility that if the private sector does not act as expected, the Fed cause always intercede again.

The Fed wants to keep rates low considering our slowly recovering economy, high unemployment and they want to control inflation.

For some background on the Fed and Mortgage Backed Securities, click here!

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