The events of today bring one word to mind: finally. Earlier today, the Federal Reserve (Fed) finally raised the target for the federal funds rate by 0.25%. By raising this key overnight borrowing rate, the Fed raised interest rates for the first time in nine years—an event that has been receiving a great deal of attention recently.
15-year mortgages haven’t been this cheap since the Fifties. On August 18, rates on 15-year FRMs were averaging 3.36%. Freddie Mac reported the lowest interest rates in at least 50 years in its August 18 [...]