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Are You Watching Mortgage Interest Rates Surge Through The Roof? Clarkgym31 Comments

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Have you been diligently tracking mortgage interest rates? You should. They’re surging. Recently all the way up to 4.625%. That’s the largest weekly increase in FIFTY years! Just in January mortgage rates were 3.25%. There was no way to predict that they’d surge up 50% by 1.5 percentage points in less than half a year.

Mortgage rates make the biggest surge in 50 years! What caused this?

Three weeks ago, Federal Reserve Chief Bernanke stated something that startled mortgage interest rates. The announcement he made was, starting later this year and going through the end of 2014, that the US Federal Reserve plans to begin the reduction of the Qualitative Easing (QE) program.

That was the direct statement that rocked mortgage interest rates and sent them sky high! Just in the first week after the announcement rates jumped from 3.95% to 4.625% on a conventional 30-year fixed loan. Just 3 months ago those same rates were hovering around 3.3%, much closer to the rates in January.

If you’re anything like me, you’re nervous about the acute rise in interest rates.

No one really knows. I find myself assuming that they will continue to move upward (although hopefully not to the level they were in…

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