There was a lot of downward trending for the stock market last week, but overall, that’s positive for the bond market and interest rates, says Bob Johnson (AKA Bob Mortgage) the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk

Our most-trusted mortgage adviser explains that, as people react to the plummeting stock market trends and fear-inducing rhetoric from the Federal Reserve, they look for a safe haven for that money. Hence, the overarching growth in relatively safe bond market investments. Plus, less-than-stellar economic reports in the housing industry have made for some negative reactions, too. So, how does that influence whether you should lock or float? Find out today in the Mortgage Report:

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As Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) notes in the 78th episode of The Mortgage Report, our market is at a very exceptional place right now. According to the minutes released by the Federal Reserve, another interest rate hike is on its way in December. And as our most-trusted mortgage expert told us in last week’s episode of the BobMortgage Zone, consumer spending — and consumer debt — are both at high points. 

So, what does all of this mean? And what should you do if you’re looking to secure a home loan in this volatile market? Find out from the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, in today’s Mortgage Report:

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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:

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As our most-trusted mortgage expert told us in last week’s Mortgage Report, there was news on the way that could definitely influence the bond market. Those indicators were the PCE, one of the Fed’s favorite measures of inflation, and of course Fed chairman Jerome Powell’s comments. 

As expected, the bond market had a bit of a run up, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk. What does that mean for you? Find out in this week’s episode — the 75th! — of the Mortgage Report with BobMortgage.

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It’s a big week for market watchers, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, in the 74th episode of the Mortgage Report.

According to our most-trusted mortgage expert, it’s take-it-to-the-bank certain that the Federal Reserve will raise the Fed Funds rate this week. However, don’t freak out, says BobMortgage, as he walks you through the cause and effect of what happens when the Fed raises rates and how it affects mortgages. Learn more now so you can educate your clients on how this news will affect them:

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For the 73rd episode of the Mortgage Report, Bob Johnson (AKABobMortgage) reveals that the Mortgage Bankers Association announced that refinance applications are down, but home purchase applications are up. What does it mean? Bob explains that and more.

And pro-tip: If you follow BobMortgage on Instagram, you can get daily updates on Bob’s lock or float positions, and more market news. (more…)

News reports that came in over last week had drastic affects on the mortgage market, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in this week’s Mortgage Report. If you follow BobMortgage on Instagram, you could have caught his conversion from a “float” position to a “lock” position as the bond market took a spectacular dive. 

This morning, our most-trusted mortgage expert and senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender — Wallick & Volk — shows how positive job growth numbers actually stoked some fear of inflation, and why tariffs are drastically affecting the market. Learn more about the mortgage market to better serve your clients in this week’s Mortgage Report with BobMortgage:

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Last week, stocks rallied on news of a trade deal between the United States and Canada, which put pressure on bonds, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in this week’s Mortgage Report. Instagram followers got that up-to-the-minute news on Wednesday, where our most-trusted mortgage expert converted his “float” position to “lock.” 

In this week’s 71st episode of the Mortgage Report, BobMortgage, the senior mortgage adviser of the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk, keys us into just what market dynamics are at play and how to interpret the fluctuations in the stock and bond markets. 

Keep your finger on the pulse of the market by following BobMortgage on Instagram. For a more detailed breakdown of all the myriad forces that impact mortgages, tune into this week’s Mortgage Report:

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