Rate Hike no Concern for Freddie's Chief Economist

Julie C. Nichols General

Reblogged from Mortgage News Daily – Jann Swanson

Freddie Mac is dismissing concerns of some analysts that the change in the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy may bode ill for the housing industry. The company’s vice president and chief economist Sean Becketti welcomed the New Year with an upbeat rebuttal of those concerns on Freddie Mac’s Executive Perspectives blog.

Becketti said that he does not share the worries about the December hike in the fed funds interest rates boosting mortgage rates, reducing home affordability, or reversing the recent improvements in housing numbers. He cites several reasons for his view.

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