The Federal Open Market Committee is meeting tomorrow to determine what the overnight interest rate on loans to banks should be. Normally when the Fed raises the Federal Funds rate their would be a corresponding rise in treasuries and then in mortgage interest rates. However, the Fed raised rates in Dec 2015 for the first time since 2006. Contrary to expectations treasury and mortgage interest rates didn’t rise! This opposite effect was the result of foreign demand for US treasuries and dollars. Other currencies like the Euro and Yen have seen even worse return than we have in the US so many holders of these currencies are buying us US treasuries. The result? The Fed raises rates and demand for treasuries still stays strong and we saw mortgage interest rates fall! So what will happen on Wednesday when the Fed announces what they will do with rates? Your guess is as good as mine.
Hi, I’m Morgan Franklin and I am a Realtor in Lexington Kentucky. I have lived here for over 25 years and have an intimate knowledge of the city. I was drawn to real estate because I love to study markets and find ways to help my clients win. Whether it is helping a buyer purchase their home under market or a seller get more than the going market price. Studying the market is something I obsess over. (Yes I really enjoy it!) In addition to being knowledgeable about the market I am also a mortgage expert and previously held a mortgage license in Kentucky. This is really important because understanding how financing works is key to a smooth and successful transaction. I am also a published photographer and when I’m not photographing listings you will find me shooting Kentucky landscapes and my son Hudson. Lastly, I have operated several e-commerce business and understand how to market online. This wide array of experiences make me a great realtor.
Why work with me?
– Customer Service: When you call I am the one who picks up the phone and pride myself on follow up
– Market Knowledge: I have lived in Lexington for over 25 years and answer your questions about neighborhoods.
– Marketing: I have a deep knowledge of how to market online
– Media: I am a published photographer and all of my listings are accompanied by professional photo and video
– Data: I provide detailed reports to help make my clients make informed decisions
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"Morgan was a pleasure to work with. The very day I contacted him he put together a showing within a few hours. He was patient as I looked and never made me feel rushed. He made sure that he understood exactly what I was looking for. He checked daily for new listings and kept me updated. He never pressured me and was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. The professionals he recommend for the inspection and apprasials were scheduled promptly. He is also a great resource for any repairs or improvements you might need for your new home"