The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC, Fed) decided to reduce the Fed Funds Rate to 3.0%. The Fed Funds Rate, the overnight rate at which banks lend to each other, affects short-term interest rates such as those on adjustable rate mortgages, credit cards and home equity lines of credit.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that sales of new, single-family homes in December decreased 4.7 percent compared to November's numbers.
President Bush and House leaders agreed yesterday on a $150 billion economic stimulus plan that could send rebate checks to 117 million American families and plug $50 billion into incentives for American businesses.
The National Association of Realtors announced today that existing home sales in December 2007 dropped a modest 2.2% when compared to November.
This morning the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that for the week ending January 18, 2008, the Market Composite Index, the weekly measurement of mortgage loan application volume, jumped by 8.3 percent overall.
Livonia, Mich. – Jan. 22, 2008 – FORTUNE magazine today announced that Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online lender, has been ranked #2 on the [...]
— Quicken Loans Inc. and Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC join to acquire One Reverse Mortgage. Title Source Inc. acquires TransUnion Title and Escrow of California [...]
Quicken Loans Chief Economist Bob Walters says today's action should help loosen credit for consumers.
In the biggest rate cut since 1984, The Federal Reserve slashed two key rates by 3/4 of a percent.
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