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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

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Fed Cuts Rate for the First Time in 11 Years

The Federal Reserve decided to lower its target interest rate to the range of 2% to 2.25%, down from a range of 2.25% to 2.50%. It is the first rate cut since December 2008, at the beginning of the Great Recession. The move was spurred by concerns about a slowing global economy. The Fed’s rate is tied to most other consumer credit interest rates and will likely put downward pressure on long-term mortgage rates.

August 5th, 2019 | Mortgage News, Fed Cuts Rate for the First Time in 11 Years

Featured Chart - May New Home Sales Disappoint

May New Home Sales Disappoint Sales of new homes fell by nearly 8% in May from April by to an annual rate of 626,000 units, below the 683,000 expected. From May 2018 to May 2019, sales declined 3.7%. Inventories are now just above normal rates of 6 months, currently at 6.4 months. The median price of a new home sold in May was $308,000, 2.7% lower than a year ago. New home sales declined in the Northeast and West with gains seen in the Midwest and South.   Buy a New Home Inquire Now Vantage Production, LLC is the copyright owner or licensee of the content and/or information i...

June 25th, 2019 | Mortgage News, Featured Chart - May New Home Sales Disappoint

Another Week, Another Decline

"Let the Good Times Roll" - Good Times Roll by The Cars For the sixth consecutive week, home loan rates declined, once again fueled by the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China. However, the decline in rates was halted on the notion the Fed is likely to CUT rates soon. Huh? That's right - a couple of Federal Reserve members were speaking this week and suggested that the time might be right for a Fed rate cut. How come home loan rates didn't improve further upon news? When the Fed cuts or lowers rates, they can only lower the Fed Funds Rate, which is an...

June 11th, 2019 | Mortgage News, Another Week, Another Decline

Mortgage Rates Fall for 4th Straight Week

Long-term mortgage rates dipped in the latest week, according to Freddie Mac, marking four consecutive weeks of declines. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) slipped to 4.06% with an average 0.5 point for the week ended May 23, down from 4.07% the week before and from 4.66% a year earlier. Rates on 15-year FRMs also fell, decreasing to an average of 3.51% with an average 0.4 point, down from 3.53% the previous week and 4.15% a year ago.   Get a Lower Interest Rate Inquire Now

May 30th, 2019 | Mortgage News, Mortgage Rates Fall for 4th Straight Week

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate

The ongoing and unresolved US/China trade turmoil is the biggest story to follow right now. The uncertainty and negative headlines associated with the negotiations have pushed Stocks lower for most of May, with Bonds and home loan rates being the beneficiary. We would like to think that the talks over the past year or so will bring forth a positive agreement -- but it's unclear whether this will come to pass. The next round of talks is scheduled for June 28-29 at the G20 meeting, so there is likely to be no progress before this time. If that is the case, US interest rates will remain ne...

May 23rd, 2019 | Mortgage News, 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate

Americans Favor Owning Versus Renting a Home

The Census Bureau recently reported a homeownership rate of 64.2% in the first quarter of 2019, up from the 10-year low of 63.7% in the first quarter of 2015. A recent study by LendingTree shows that 67% of homeowners surveyed aged 22 and older believe that owning a home is a better option than renting. In addition, the longer you remain in a home, the stronger you believe that owning is better than renting. The survey revealed that 72% of homeowners who have resided in their home for seven to nine years agree with the statement. The survey also showed that about 15% of homeowners believ...

May 13th, 2019 | Mortgage News, Americans Favor Owning Versus Renting a Home