Livonia, MI (PRWEB) April 18, 2005
Mortgage interest rates dipped dramatically last week in what many are saying could be the last chance for consumers to lock in a historically low rate before they go up.
Minutes from the Federal ReserveÂs March meeting, released last week, showed policymakers are concerned about inflationary pressures and plan to take an aggressive stance. On this news, the bond market rallied, bringing mortgage rates down to lows not seen in six months. But to fight inflation, the Federal Reserve is likely to boost short term rates at its next few meetings and longer term rates are expected to trend upward, too.
The message for those thinking about purchasing a new home or refinancing their existing mortgage is clearÂrates are on the rise and this could be the last chance to lock in a historically low mortgage rate.
EDITORS NOTE: Bob Walters, Chief Economist at Quicken Loans, is available for comment. Quicken Loans is the nationÂs largest online mortgage lender, per rankings compiled by National Mortgage News.
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