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Mortgage rates Home equity loans and, to be more precise. They seem to have disappeared nearly a full percent last week. I thought the thing was to reduce the feed rate to stimulate the economy.

4 Thoughts on If interest rates fall back to where they were last week or it wil continue to increase?
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    Real Estate Guy
    December 24, 2012 at 4:30 am

    the fed rate is NOT tied to mortgage rates.

    They may come down a bit, but . . . . If you like the rate today, lock in. As many can see, waiting cost them money.

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    December 24, 2012 at 5:06 am

    If you want the best rates, you have to act. That means that you grab the rates when you see them and not worry about what will happen next week. Fence sitters always fall off and miss the opportunity. Two weeks ago I was telling people to lock rates and act fast before rates went up, many did not listen.

    Fed rate cuts do not affect long term mortgage rates directly. In fact, they usually make them worse by weakening the dollar. Since long term mortgage rates are more directly linked to the bond market, the increased risk of inflation due to the rate cuts cause the mortgage rates to rise.

    My suggestion is to take the rates you can get right now and not further risk them going any higher. One simple fact about interest rates is this: They can always go much higher than they can go lower.

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    December 24, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Unless you have a fixed-rate mortgage, the current mortgage interest rates are very important to deciding how much you should pay every monthcompanies offer different interest rates so it is a good idea to shop around for the best deal before settling on one particular lender.

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    December 24, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Banks need the higher rates to make back the money they lost in Subprime. I think this is the lowest rates one can get for mortgages.

    This maybe the reason why refinancing is in high demand now. And maybe buyers are coming back in while rates are still low.

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