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FOMC Statement Shows Tapering Of Quantitative Easing Purchases

February 4, 2014

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According to a statement provided by the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve, the committee has approved another reduction of the Fed’s monthly asset purchases.

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Fed Minutes Predicts Tapering Of Quantitative Easing Program

December 19, 2013

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Housing Starts exceeded expectations and also beat October’s reading of 889,000. November housing starts were posted at 1.09 million against a consensus of 963,000. This reading is more in line with the NAHB/Wells Fargo Home builder Market Index, which reached a four month high with December’s reading.

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Fed Meeting Minutes Reflect Support For Reducing QE Program

August 22, 2013

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The minutes of last month’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting show significant support for tapering the Fed’s current amount of monthly securities purchases. These purchases, known as quantitative easing (QE), are an effort to maintain lower long-term interest rates including mortgage rates.

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Fed Meeting Statement Positive For Ongoing Mortgage Sector Support

August 1, 2013

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There was potentially good news for mortgage rates on Wednesday as the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced that its quantitative easing (QE) program would remain unchanged for the present.

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FOMC Minutes Reveal Fed May Curb Economic Support Program Before Year End

July 11, 2013

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The minutes for June’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) suggest that committee members are mostly in agreement that the current quantitative easing program (QE) should begin winding down by year end.

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Fed Meeting Minutes Expose Rising Interest Rate Risk

May 23, 2013

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Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee recently released may have a significant impact on mortgage rates going forward. One significant development from the meeting suggests that the present quantitative easing program may be modified in the near future.

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Fed Meeting Statement Points To Continuing Low Interest Rates

May 2, 2013

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Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement indicates the Federal Reserve’s commitment to keeping long term interest rates and inflation under control.

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Fed Meeting Minutes Reveal Rising Wealth Among Homeowners

April 12, 2013

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The minutes for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting held March 19 and 20 were released on Wednesday April 10, 2013.

These periodic meetings by the FOMC cover a wide ranging group of topics that impact the overall economy in the United States.

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Fed Meeting Statement Reveals Good News For Real Estate

March 21, 2013

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The Federal Reserve’s statement after yesterday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting left no doubt as to the Fed’s dual commitment to keeping long term interest rates down and encouraging economic growth.

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Breaking Down The Federal Reserve Statement (January 2013 Edition)

January 31, 2013

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The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to maintain the Federal Funds Rate within its current range of zero to 0.25 percent

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