Federal Reserve predicts 2.5 years of ultra-low rates

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The Mortgage Reports | Tim Lucas

Mortgage rates plummeted Wednesday after suffering painful increases late last week.

The reason: a very encouraging message from the Federal Reserve, at least as far as interest rates go.

The group said it would keep its benchmark rate — the federal funds rate — near zero through 2022.

[…] The silver lining, though, is a Fed that unanimously favors a fed funds rate near 0%. The Fed doesn’t control mortgage rates, but the group sure can help them stay low.

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