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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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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When was the last time you actually learned about how to save money when buying a home on Instagram? If you’re following BobMortgage, then you’re getting up-to-the-latest information that can help you get the best interest rate possible on your home loan. As Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) explains to CandysDirt.com readers in his latest Mortgage Report, the stock market rallied on news of trade talks between the United States and China, though the bond market is a different story.

We love that Bob takes the time to educate home buyers on how the market affects interest rates — something you’d expect from the senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk. So, should you lock or float? Find out that and more in this week’s Mortgage Report:

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Low inflation, a lower-than-expected increase in jobs, and some less-than-stellar bond market performance has upset the apple cart a bit. We consulted our most-trusted mortgage expert to find out how the quickly changing market dynamics will affect our readers. In this week’s Mortgage Report, Bob Johnson, (AKA BobMortgage) offers the kind of market insight that will change the way you look at mortgage rates from now on. 

The senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest lender, Wallick & Volk, keeps us in the loop when the market makes moves. And now, our readers can benefit from his knowledge and expertise on a daily basis on his Instagram, so give him a follow

Of course, considering the state of the bond market, everyone’s wondering: Should you lock or float? Find out now!

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In this week’s Mortgage Report, our most-trusted mortgage expert outlines the market’s current conditions, including a lagging bond market that is in a sideways trading range. Plus, more people are in the market to buy homes, and inventory isn’t increasing to match demand. 

What does that mean for homebuyers? Find out from someone with more than 20 years of experience who has helped thousands of people finance the homes of their dreams — Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), senior mortgage adviser at the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk.

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Lately, the stock market has had more ups and downs than a teenage romance, but those who are looking for safer investments haven’t found the bond market to be any salve to our economic turbulence. But for those who are reading the tea leaves, when is the best time to lock in a rate? Should you get serious about buying now?

In the face of so much change, we’re glad to have our most-trusted mortgage expert on tap, even at his daughter’s volleyball practice! 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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Surprisingly, bonds were up last week at the close of the market on Friday — a welcome, but modest change in the face of a turbulent stock market. Though the Federal reserve put off an interest rate increase, that could change in the coming months. And though employment figures have positive momentum, reports show the job market is coming up just short of projections. 

There are so many variables affecting mortgages, so we’re always looking to our most-trusted mortgage expert — Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage), the senior mortgage adviser for the nation’s oldest private lender, Wallick & Volk — to interpret the tea leaves. Should you lock or float? Find out in this week’s Mortgage Report now: 

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