Rising mortgage rates won't be 'major deterrent to homebuyers'
Although rates will rise, they will remain very competitive when compared to historic averages, and it would take a significantly greater increase in rates to negatively impact prices. Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner explains why
by Matthew Gardner Nov 10
What a wild week meant for bonds (and mortgage rates)
Last night the 10-year broke down to 2.29 percent, pulling mortgages also (some trading is 24/7)
by Lou Barnes Apr 7
Putin's sad and troublesome Crimean adventure is worth keeping a close eye on
There's only one domino separating Russia and NATO
by Lou Barnes Mar 28
The recovery depends on housing, and housing depends on mortgage credit
Commentary: Give thanks daily for the Fed and Fannie Mae
by Lou Barnes Nov 1
Fed's quantitative easing is fully justified to get the world growing faster than its debt
Stable cost of energy is a huge help while buying time
by Lou Barnes Oct 25
Mortgage rates on march to 5 percent
Commentary: One year into housing recovery, jobs showing signs of life
by Lou Barnes Aug 16
Rate paralysis creates illusion of stability
Commentary: Suspense builds as everyone waits for the economy to declare itself
by Lou Barnes Aug 9
Banks have raised capital, now let them take risks
Commentary: Joint assault on banks from the left and right jeopardizes credit, economy
by Lou Barnes May 10
Housing market and global uncertainty help U.S. economy -- for now
Long-term economy fixes should include health care cost and education reform
by Lou Barnes Apr 5
Commentary: Fiscal contraction is coming, no matter what or who
by Lou Barnes Oct 26
Commentary: To foster recovery, something has to give, but what?
by Lou Barnes Aug 17
Commentary: Rigging workhorse rate was stupid, and the stupid should resign
by Lou Barnes Jul 6
Commentary: 'Now is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end ...'
by Lou Barnes Mar 16
Commentary: What job numbers don't say about the economy
by Lou Barnes Dec 16
Commentary: Crisis can be postponed, but not averted
by Lou Barnes Nov 11