Bill Starrels

D.C. Strong in Loan Choices, Too

As we enter the final months of 2014, we find a couple of outstanding news items in Washington, D.C ...

Mortgage Interest Rates Defy Most Experts

The mortgage market is defying almost all economists’ short-term forecasts. Most expected bond yields and mortgage yields to be on ...

Time To Shop the Big Banks for a Mortgage

During the refinance boom, the largest banks with the largest portfolios were simply overwhelmed. Simply put, they had more clients ...

Uncertainty Jolts Rate Increases

Mortgage interest rates rose in March after the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen gave her first press conference. In ...

Mortgage:Bad News Is Good News

Bad news for stocks can be good news for mortgage rates. Spurred by slower growth in China and unease in ...

Auto Show: 10 Days of 'New-Car Heaven'

However you get there, it's time for the Washington Auto Show -- at the convention center through Feb. 2.

Mortgage: Dodd-Frank Brings Changes for 2014

As we close out 2013, the mortgage industry is bracing for significant changes. The new year will usher in updated ...

Mortgage:

Economic events drive mortgage rates. The month of November showcased how events drive markets and cause mortgage interest rates to ...

The Government Shutdown and the Effect on Mortgages

The short-term agreement that ended the partial government shutdown and raised the debt limit ceiling, reached by Congress and signed ...

The Federal Reserve Surprises

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors surprised almost all Fed watchers when it decided at its Sept. 18 meeting not ...

Mortgage Rates Climb in an Unsettled Market

Mortgage rates continue to climb to higher levels as the market prepares for an eventual Federal Reserve Bank decision to ...

Looking Beyond the Squall

Sometimes, it is a good idea to look beyond the debris left behind by the squall and do an assessment ...

Rates Take Spike After Fed Comments

June was a horrible month for mortgage interest rates. Interest rates hit their recent lows in May when the average ...

Mortgage: Rates Jump Higher

Late May was the worst period for mortgage interest rates in recent years.

Before the turnaround in the markets interest ...

Volatility In The Markets

Mortgage interest rates have become increasingly volatile in May. Money is flowing into the stock market and out of the ...

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