Tag Archives: Federal Reserve QE3

Case-Shiller Home Prices Up, Ownership Rate Lower

The Mortgage Corner Home prices have stabilized for a while, after the 2013 double-digit price surge brought on by the Fed’s various QE bond purchases and ultra-low interest rates. And homeownership rates are still dropping due mainly to affordability and … Continue reading

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Whither Mortgage Rates?

The Mortgage Corner Ok, the fats in the fire now with the Fed saying it will begin to taper its QE3 purchases that have been holding down mortgage rates by the end of 2013. Rates have been surging since then. … Continue reading

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Did Bernanke Change His Tune?

Financial FAQs As we all know by now, Fed Chairman Bernanke seems to have abruptly switched sides in the stimulus debate. He said the purchases of $85 billion in bonds and mortgage securities could begin to be ‘tapered’ by the … Continue reading

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Such Pessimism is Unwarranted—Who Should Rescue Housing?

The Popular Economics Weekly Why is it so many pundits—and some economists—continue to be pessimistic about 2012 growth? Business and Wall Street economists in particular are predicting just 2 percent GDP growth for all of 2012, according to a recent … Continue reading

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