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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Mortgage rate and housing forecast for 2019 | Economy & business | fredericknewspost.com

Mortgage rate and housing forecast for 2019 | Economy & business | fredericknewspost.com: As we hurtle toward 2019, economic uncertainty looms ahead as investors keep a wary eye on trade tensions and wild stock market swings. One key economic driver that’s increasingly difficult to peg is the housing market.

Softer activity in 2018 has set the stage for smaller gains in home prices and mortgage rates in the new year, but make no mistake: both are expected to go up. The question in the minds of homeowners and homebuyers: How much will they go up?