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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.07 percent for the week ending July 2 (iStock)

Mortgage rates hit all-time low

The downward slide in mortgage rates produced a new milestone this week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest primary mortgage market survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.07 percent for the week ending July 2,...

Mortgage rates hit all-time low
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TRD Insights: The 56 REITs whose bonds the Fed will buy

The envelope, please. As part of its many-pronged response to the severe credit crisis, the Federal Reserve established a...

TRD Insights: The 56 REITs whose bonds the Fed will buy
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Getty, iStock)

TRD Insights: Why mortgage rates aren’t under 3% (yet)

Days after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, the Federal Reserve took the drastic move of cutting its benchmark interest...

TRD Insights: Why mortgage rates aren’t under 3% (yet)
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Fed “not in any hurry” to raise interest rates: Powell

The Federal Reserve won’t push up interest rates any time soon, the central bank’s chairman said Wednesday as the...

Fed “not in any hurry” to raise interest rates: Powell
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Fed to mall and hotel owners: Drop dead

The central bank’s multi-trillion-dollar intervention to help companies facing a credit crunch leaves struggling malls, hotels and other properties out in the cold. Earlier this week the Federal Reserve announced it would launch an...

Fed to mall and hotel owners: Drop dead
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell (Credit: ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Fed plans major commercial mortgage buyback

The Federal Reserve dramatically expanded its lending programs meant to unclog credit on Monday by expanding its facilities to include different types of municipal and corporate debt. The Federal Open Market Committee said the...

Fed plans major commercial mortgage buyback
Jerome Powell and New York City construction in October 2019 (Credit: Getty Images)

Fed cuts interest rate to near-zero, moves to prop up mortgage market

Acknowledging that the full scope of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the economy is unknowable, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome...

Fed cuts interest rate to near-zero, moves to prop up mortgage market
Jerome Powell (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and iStock)

Fed cuts interest rate amid coronavirus fears; hotel stocks sink

UPDATED, 4:13 p.m., March 3: The Federal Reserve announced an emergency rate cut on Tuesday morning, a direct response...

Fed cuts interest rate amid coronavirus fears; hotel stocks sink
Paul Volcker (Credit: Getty Images)

Paul Volcker, Fed Chair who infuriated real estate, dies

Paul Volcker, the former head of the Federal Reserve, who fought a war against inflation and was the driving...

Paul Volcker, Fed Chair who infuriated real estate, dies
Jerome Powell and New York City construction in October 2019 (Credit: Getty Images)

The Fed lowers rates, and once again real estate is loving it

There may come a time when a Federal Reserve interest rate cut is met with skepticism from the broader...

The Fed lowers rates, and once again real estate is loving it
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