Mortgage and Lending News

Nov. 9, 2022

What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

Mortgage Rates and Home Prices in 2022 and 2023

 

Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest ...

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Oct. 24, 2022

3 Questions You May Be Asking About Selling Your House Today

Should I Sell My House In 2022 Q4?

  • If you’re planning to sell your house this year, you likely have questions about what the shift in the housing market means for your home sale.
  • You might be wondering: Should I wait to sell? Are buyers still out there? And can ...
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Oct. 24, 2022

Pre-Approval Is a Critical First Step on Your Homebuying Journey

The Pre-Approval Home Mortgage Process

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, one of the first steps on your journey is getting pre-approved. Especially in today’s market when mortgage rates are higher than they were just a few months ago, getting a mortgage pre-approval can be a game ...

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Oct. 12, 2022

Four Things That Help Determine Your Mortgage Rate

Four Things That Determine Your Mortgage Rate

If you’re looking to buy a home, you probably want to secure the lowest interest rate possible for your home loan. Over the last couple of years, that was easier to do as the housing market saw record-low mortgage rates, but this year ...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Should Know.

Saving for a Down Payment?

As you set out to buy a home, saving for a down payment is likely top of mind. But you may still have questions about the process, including how much to save and where to start.

If that sounds like you, your down payment could ...

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Aug. 31, 2022

Week in Review Newsletter 8-29-22

 

 

Sean Wigand

Benchmark Mortgage

Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC NMLS# 2143

Cell # 561-698-2040

sean.wigand@benchmark.us

NMLS # 1715261

Week of August 22, 2022, in Review

 

Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave an important speech at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. At the same time, two July housing ...

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Aug. 15, 2022

Week in Review Newsletter 8-15-22

 

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Sean Wigand

   

Sean Wigand

Benchmark Mortgage

Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC NMLS# 2143

Cell # 561-698-2040

sean.wigand@benchmark.us

NMLS # 1715261

 

 

 

 

Week in Review Newsletter 8-15-22

 

Week of August 8, 2022, in Review

Both producer and consumer inflation were ...

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Aug. 11, 2022

Week in Review Newsletter 8-08-22

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Sean Wigand

   

Sean Wigand

Benchmark Mortgage

Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC NMLS# 2143

Cell # 561-698-2040

sean.wigand@benchmark.us

NMLS # 1715261

 

https://www.wigandteam.com/

 

Week of August 1, 2022, in Review

July’s Jobs Report was much stronger than expected but what’s really ...

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Aug. 3, 2022

Week of July 25, 2022 in Review

 

 

Week of July 25, 2022 in Review

 

The last week of July was jam-packed with news, including a Fed rate hike, hot inflation numbers, crucial housing data, and a negative reading for second quarter GDP. Here are the key headlines:

 

  • Fed Hikes Rates Another 75 Basis ...

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July 26, 2022

Week in Review Newsletter 7-25-22

 

Sean Wigand

Benchmark Mortgage

Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC NMLS# 2143

Cell # 561-698-2040

sean.wigand@benchmark.us

NMLS # 1715261

 

Week of July 18, 2022, in Review

The latest housing data shows that while homebuyer activity may slow, demand remains strong. Meanwhile, homebuilders continue to face a backlog, and Jobless ...

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