Mortgage Report: Stocks Finish Up Last Week on Strong Jobs and Unemployment Numbers

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Jobs and unemployment figures released last week revealed that the U.S. created 223,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate sat at 3.8 percent — a positive for the economy that moved money out of the bond market and back into the stock market. But what does that mean for interest rates? Should we lock or float, and when?

In the face of so much change, we’re glad to have our most-trusted mortgage expert on tap! Hear what Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) has to say in this week’s Mortgage Report, presented by the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk.

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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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