Fed to the Rescue and Rates Plummet

Real Estate Agent with Liberty Bell Real Estate


The Fed announces today that it will commit $800 Billion Dollars, to help ease tension for consumers, and small business.   This is a glimpse of light at the end of a long tunnel for home buyer's and all who have suffered losses to their jobs, and failing business's who have  been unable to keep up with their loan payments, as a result of troubling economic times.   

Here is the breakdown, the Fed will purchase $100 billion of debt from Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the federal home loan banks. Another $500 billion for mortgage-backed securities backed by Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie Mae. The remaining $200 billion is just the starting point it will that amount on a non-recourse basis to holders of AAA rated asset-backed securities backed by “newly and recently originated” loans, such as for education, automobiles, credit cards and loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration, the Fed said.

This will be a trickling down effect, no huge impact at this time, but certainly a step forward in the right, and necessary direction. For all consumer's looking to make a house purchase, refinance, or to take out a college loan, it is absolutely the optimum time to take advantage of a much cheaper payment than you would have had all year long, as the interest rates on credit have dropped considerably over night.



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Zakiyyah Newman, Realtor®


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