Mortgage Report: Changing Stock Market Conditions, Tariffs, And Interest Rates

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How does Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) decide whether it’s time to carefully float or lock in interest rates for his clients? This past week’s stock market slide and brief rally provide an excellent example. The stock market, heavily influenced by the affects of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the recent increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, took a nosedive last week. The brief reprieve on Friday, though, and how it plays into the bond market, added another variable.

So, should you lock or float? As the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, Bob Johnson can easily explain how he arrives at his lock or float position, as well as why his clients choose Wallick & Volk to get them funded with tight turn-around times. Find out more in this week’s Mortgage Report:


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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