August 3 2015

Maggi Wiegert

August Events in Omaha

Topics: Agent News

August is a month full of fun things to do in the metro! Check out our list of favorites, or leave us a comment with what you’re excited about this month! 8/05 – 8/26: City of Papillion Farmers Market | Every Wednesday 5PM – 8PM | 84th & Lincoln St. 8/07 – 8/08: Nebraska Balloon […]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 3, 2015

Topics: Market Outlook

Last week’s scheduled economic reports included the Case-Shiller 20 and 20-City Index reports, pending home sales data released by the National Association of Realtors® and the scheduled post-meeting statement of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee. This week’s economic calendar includes reports on consumer spending, core inflation and consumer spending. July readings on Non-Farm Payrolls and the national unemployment rate will also be released along with regularly scheduled weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates.

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Federal Reserve FOMC Announcement

Topics: Market Outlook

The stage was set in high suspense for FOMC’s post-meeting announcement on Wednesday. As fall approaches, analysts and the media are looking for any sign of when and how much the Fed will raise its target federal funds rate. According to CNBC, some analysts were projecting two interest rate hikes before year end, but the truth of the matter remains unknown until the Federal Open Market Committee announces its intentions.

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