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Mortgage rates have risen to levels we haven't seen in years...

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ?
Rates have been pushed higher by recent economic data, like last week's inflation report, that is showing the economy isn't cooling off yet despite the Fed raising policy rates since March. Markets are now preparing for the Fed to raise rates even higher through the end of the year and into 2023, in order to quash inflation. Mortgage rates have already started to move higher the last few weeks on the expectations.

๐—ฆ๐—ผ, ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ป?
As you can tell from the headlines about stocks, markets are volatile right now. Although it is possible rates could improve, the current forecast is that rates are going to move even higher. We will eventually see rates come down again, but that is only likely when the economy slows down and we could see a recession.

๐—œ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€?
Higher rates are no fun - period. Paying more each month for a home than you thought you would pay is a downer.

HOWEVER...
Higher rates are opening the door to more homes, and it is helping restore balance to the housing market. You can now find homes to purchase that aren't in a bidding frenzy, and borrowers getting a mortgage are not finding as much competition from cash buyers. Less demand means you have a better shot of landing your dream home!

I have some ideas on how to help make your payments more affordable while rates are higher. Contact me today and I'll tell you why now is still a great time to buy a home, and how I can help!

#mortgages #mortgagerates #realestate #mortgageinterest #homebuyingtips #realestateadvice #refinance
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Norcom Mortgage is excited to announce that we are now offering conforming loans up to $715,000 (up from the previous $647,200) in anticipation of FHFAโ€™s official announcement of an increase in its conforming loan limits. 

Want to know all the details? Reach out to learn more! Audra Santos 203-526-9345 or audra@mycupartner.com

๐Ÿก ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ: ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Average mortgage rates got worse last week after consumer inflation data didn't show inflation was going down as fast as markets were speculating. The higher inflation data led markets to price in larger expected Fed rate hikes this month and at future meetings, pushing mortgage rates near the highest levels seen in years.

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜: ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘
The Fed meeting this week is our best shot at seeing mortgage rates improve, although how much rates will go down is still anyone's guess. Rates have moved higher because the economy is not slowing down as much as expected, despite the Fed raising rates since March. Speculation of higher Fed rate hikes heading into 2023 will continue to keep rates at elevated levels.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ:
- The Fed: The Fed meeting this week will conclude on Wednesday with a Fed policy statement that will include a rate hike, currently expected to be .75% by most but may be a full point by some forecasts. Mortgage rates have already priced in the increase and will not move higher on the Fed rate hike, but instead are likely to improve at least slightly. We will also see the Fed's rate forecast heading into 2023, and Fed Chair Powell's press conference.

#mortgages #mortgagerates #realestate #mortgageinterest #homebuyingtips #realestateadvice #refinance
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๐Ÿก ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ: ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘Ž 
Average mortgage rates got worse last week after consumer inflation data didnt show inflation was going down as fast as markets were speculating. The higher inflation data led markets to price in larger expected Fed rate hikes this month and at future meetings, pushing mortgage rates near the highest levels seen in years.

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜: ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘ 
The Fed meeting this week is our best shot at seeing mortgage rates improve, although how much rates will go down is still anyones guess. Rates have moved higher because the economy is not slowing down as much as expected, despite the Fed raising rates since March. Speculation of higher Fed rate hikes heading into 2023 will continue to keep rates at elevated levels.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ:
- The Fed: The Fed meeting this week will conclude on Wednesday with a Fed policy statement that will include a rate hike, currently expected to be .75% by most but may be a full point by some forecasts. Mortgage rates have already priced in the increase and will not move higher on the Fed rate hike, but instead are likely to improve at least slightly. We will also see the Feds rate forecast heading into 2023, and Fed Chair Powells press conference.

#mortgages #mortgagerates #realestate #mortgageinterest #homebuyingtips #realestateadvice #refinance

๐Ÿ‘ ๐—”๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น, ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Getting a mortgage doesn't have to be frustrating and confusing. ๐Ÿ˜  If you have the right person guiding you through the process, it can be easy and more convenient! ๐Ÿ˜€

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚'๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ, ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป, ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ.

There's never any obligation or fees when we talk. I can help you get a great low rate, find out how much home you can comfortably afford, and also help you get pre qualified or pre approved (ask me about the difference!).

I hope to hear from you soon!

#mortgages #mortgagerates #realestate #mortgageinterest #homebuyingtips #realestateadvice #refinance
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๐Ÿ‘ ๐—”๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น, ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Getting a mortgage doesnt have to be frustrating and confusing. ๐Ÿ˜  If you have the right person guiding you through the process, it can be easy and more convenient! ๐Ÿ˜€

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ, ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป, ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ.

Theres never any obligation or fees when we talk. I can help you get a great low rate, find out how much home you can comfortably afford, and also help you get pre qualified or pre approved (ask me about the difference!).

I hope to hear from you soon!

#mortgages #mortgagerates #realestate #mortgageinterest #homebuyingtips #realestateadvice #refinance
One of our favorite realtors brought her babies, Charlie and Chloe, to visit us at our Monroe branch. It only took 3 takes for them to cooperate for our picture ๐Ÿคฃ We love having our realtor partners stop by for a visit! We adore you and your babies Kimberly Braun Levinson, Realtor
Audra Santos, our VP, Branch Manager, spent some time with her PTO family this weekend supporting her childrens school. Norcom loves supporting our local community :)Image attachment

๐Ÿก ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ: ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿ‘
Last week rates moved almost exactly as we forecasted they would. Average mortgage rates moved higher on Tuesday after the long holiday weekend, matching recent highs, but quickly improved to end the week slightly better as markets adjusted to the idea that the Fed will continue to be aggressive in fighting inflation.

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜: ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘
Mortgage rates this week are in a position to move lower, but whether they do or not will depend on the inflation data that comes in this week. Tuesday's consumer inflation report is expected to show that inflation has slowed in August after falling slightly in July. If the report comes in as expected, it is likely to help mortgage rates to move at least slightly lower.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ:
- Inflation data: Tuesday we get the consumer inflation data, and Wednesday we get wholesale inflation data. Signs of easing inflation would help rates improve, but any surprises showing inflation isn't slowing would pressure rates to move higher.
- Europe's economy: Concerns about surging energy costs overseas and the implications on global inflation could be bad for rates here in the U.S.

#mortgages #mortgagerates #realestate #mortgageinterest #homebuyingtips #realestateadvice #refinance
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๐Ÿก ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ: ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿ‘ 
Last week rates moved almost exactly as we forecasted they would. Average mortgage rates moved higher on Tuesday after the long holiday weekend, matching recent highs, but quickly improved to end the week slightly better as markets adjusted to the idea that the Fed will continue to be aggressive in fighting inflation.

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜: ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘ 
Mortgage rates this week are in a position to move lower, but whether they do or not will depend on the inflation data that comes in this week. Tuesdays consumer inflation report is expected to show that inflation has slowed in August after falling slightly in July. If the report comes in as expected, it is likely to help mortgage rates to move at least slightly lower.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ:
- Inflation data: Tuesday we get the consumer inflation data, and Wednesday we get wholesale inflation data. Signs of easing inflation would help rates improve, but any surprises showing inflation isnt slowing would pressure rates to move higher.
- Europes economy: Concerns about surging energy costs overseas and the implications on global inflation could be bad for rates here in the U.S.

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A great work event last night at Sinclairโ€™s in Fairfield, CT. Itโ€™s great to brainstorm with other mortgage professionals in our industry.

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Valerie DaCosta

Trying to tag myself ๐Ÿ™‚ will share on my page for now!

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