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Category: Northeast Financial News

Rates Are Jumping Faster Than Most People Know

Welcome to February 2023, where we’ve seen the first really serious leap higher in rates since October. At the beginning of the month, the average 30yr fixed rate was around 6%.  Now it’s closer to 7%.  That’s not a typo, but it may be a surprise considering the widespread media coverage of the Freddie Mac…
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Rates Played Chicken With The Fed (And Lost)

Mortgage rates hit 5 month lows last week but quickly jumped to the highest levels in more than a month this week. While last week’s strong jobs report certainly served as a catalyst, there’s more to the story. Fortunately, the story is fairly simple.  It began in October when rates hit decades-long highs and finally began…
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Mixed Signals in Housing Data and Small-Scale Volatility in Rates

The last two weeks of December are unlike almost any time of year in terms of market movement and what we should read into it, but there were several housing-related reports that are worth considering as we head into the new year. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) published its builder confidence numbers on Monday. …
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Fed Says: Don’t Get Too Excited About Rates Just Yet

There’s no question that last week was an exciting one for rates. On Wednesday, the average 30yr fixed was fairly close to the highest levels since 2002. The following afternoon, it had fallen more than half a percent to the lowest level in nearly 2 months–the biggest single day drop on record. While rates are…
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4.99% Mortgage Rates?! That’s Old News

The big monthly jobs report from the Labor Department (officially “The Employment Situation) is one of the most reliable sources of volatility for interest rates.  While this was much easier to observe before the pandemic, key economic reports have been getting more and more attention as the market looks for evidence that inflation and tighter…
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Why Some Rate Quotes Are So Different And Why “Points” Are On The Rise

Why Some Rate Quotes Are So Different And Why “Points” Are On The Rise Weekly Newsletter May 06, 2022 4:26 PM ET It was yet another tough week for the mortgage market with rates rising to their highest levels since 2009, but how high have they actually risen? There’s a correct answer and then there’s the…
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Northeast Financial Employees Donate Almost 800lbs Of Food To Help Local Families

On Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 the employees of Northeast Financial delivered 789lbs of food to a local food pantry “Amazing Grace“.  It is important to note that these donations came directly from the generous employees of Northeast Financial. The effort was led by Ruth Gawkowski from the Northeast family.  Ruth started the effort and then…
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