Retail Sales Surge

Retail Sales Surge

Mortgage Market News for the week ended November 19, 2021 Rising Covid case counts, particularly in Europe, outweighed stronger than expected consumer spending and retail sales data this week, and mortgage rates ended a little lower. To help reduce the spread of...
Retail Sales Surge

Inflation Jumps

Mortgage Market News for the week ended November 05, 2021 Much stronger than expected key inflation data was negative for mortgage markets this week, and rates ended higher. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a closely watched inflation data indicator that looks at...
Retail Sales Surge

Inflation Remains High

Mortgage Market News for the week ended October 29, 2021 As anticipated, the GDP report released this week reflected the negative impact of the pandemic and supply chain issues on growth, and the latest inflation data matched expectations. Mortgage rates ended the...
Fraud Alert: Unemployment Benefits Scam

Fraud Alert: Unemployment Benefits Scam

Have you received a phone call or email from someone asking you to withdraw or forward an unexpected automatic deposit in your account (or part of it) to someone else? Have you received a letter from the Montana Department of Labor & Industry addressing your...
Equifax Breach

Equifax Breach

Many of you have learned of the security breach of Equifax, a major U.S. credit reporting agency. It has been reported that personal information from approximately 143MM U.S. consumers was potentially compromised. There are things that you can do to protect your...