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Friday, November 10, 2006

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Possible lower interest rate in our near future.

Even Freddie Mac economist, Frank Nothaft, was talking up the lower rate scenario, saying they were due, at least partially, to a slower than expected rate of economic growth. In fact, mortgage rates did ease slightly on the early bond news. The 30-year fixed-rate now stands right where it was one year ago. Whither they goest? Not surprising, you can take your pick of scenarios. One proclaims a continued weakness in housing, but with a soft landing, which leads to a soft economy and stable or lower rates. The other, seemingly the view of some Fed members, notes the low unemployment rate, smaller gains in productivity (which help offset costs) and a rebound in the economy next year.

Preferred Mortgage & Bobbi Dickerson, loan officer


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