As part of our commitment to keep you informed, we’re providing a snapshot of the latest FOMC meeting and its implications for the mortgage market. With this ongoing series, you’ll get timely insights after each meeting, helping you make informed decisions about your home financing needs.

Market Update: March 20, 2024 - Fed holds rates but still pencils three possible rate cuts to come in 2024.

The Federal Reserve’s latest announcement has given us a clearer roadmap of the economic landscape as we navigate through 2024.

Here’s what you need to know as a current or prospective homeowner:

Steady Rates for Now: The Fed has decided to hold interest rates steady, which means if you’re looking to buy a home or refinance soon, you may not see drastic changes in mortgage rates immediately.

Possible Cuts on the Horizon: There’s a silver lining for those waiting for lower rates. The Fed has signaled potential rate cuts later this year, but this will depend on how economic data evolves. Patience may pay off for those who are not in a hurry.

The Economy is Growing: With GDP forecasts showing an uptick, it’s a sign that the economy is on a solid track. A strong economy generally supports a stable housing market, which can be reassuring if you’re considering purchasing a home.

Affect on Mortgage Rates: While the Fed does not directly set mortgage rates, their policies heavily influence the direction these rates move. The projected rate cuts could lead to lower mortgage rates, making homeownership more affordable.

The Big Picture for Buyers: The current economic environment suggests a cautious approach. If you’re on the fence, it may be wise to start preparing now so you can act when the conditions are right.

For Those Refinancing: If you’re considering refinancing, the expected cuts could mean better rates in the near future. Keep a close eye on the market trends as we move through the year.

While today’s mortgage rates remain influenced by the Fed’s policies, there’s a potential for change as we progress through 2024. At Northpoint Mortgage, we are committed to guiding you through these times with expert advice and personalized service.

Remember, the art of timing the market is complex, and while forecasts can give us an idea, they’re not set in stone. Our team is here to help you evaluate your options, whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading, or refinancing. We’ll help you understand how these economic signals affect you personally.

Stay tuned for updates, and let’s make your home ownership dreams a reality.  Contact us today to discuss how we can help you plan for your future home in light of the latest economic developments.

Disclaimer: The information provided is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered financial advice. Please consult with a financial advisor before making any decisions based on this information.