Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 04/15/2024

Looking for the next once-in-a-lifetime event now that the solar eclipse has come and gone? Get ready for trillions of cicadas to emerge across the Midwest and South this spring as two broods simultaneously emerge from their years-long hibernation. In this edition: home buying and selling by generation, an in-depth look into inflation and a […]

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April 12, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 04/08/2024

It’s April, and for Detroiters, that means it’s finally time to host the NFL Draft! Organizers are expecting over 300,000 attendees leading up to and through the event, which will take place from April 25 – 27. Don’t miss out on all the festivities! In this edition: Powell’s latest, an event that won’t be seen […]

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April 05, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 04/01/2024

Who cares about your marathon time, how did you place at this year’s Course des Cafés, the Paris server Olympics? In this edition: We explore the homeownership gender gap, take a look at record losses from the Fed, and listen to the latest episode of Build-A-Broker. Fuel Up! 🚀   Listen To The Latest Episode Of […]

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March 29, 2024

Women Home Buyers: Challenging The Homeownership Gender Gap

Author: Miranda Crace Gone are the days of almost always needing a partner to buy a home. Single women now increasingly have the ability and the desire to buy homes on their own. These changes have largely been driven by an increase of women in the workforce along with new career opportunities and financial independence for women. […]

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March 27, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 03/25/2024

As of this writing, Congress has received but not yet voted on a $1.2T spending bill ahead of the March 23 deadline. It is expected to pass, and if it does, we all would get a much-deserved break from shutdown talks … but only until the fall. In this edition: the impact of last year’s […]

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March 22, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 03/18/2024

Ever wonder what it takes to open your own brokerage in today’s mortgage industry? Listen to how Blake Bianchi of Future Mortgage did it in the latest episode of Build-A-Broker™: The Journey, sponsored by Rocket Pro℠ TPO, and be sure to catch more stories like Blake’s on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month! […]

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March 15, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 03/11/2024

According to Merriam-Webster, English speakers are now allowed to end a sentence with a preposition. Will they tackle the Oxford comma controversy next? In this edition: the latest from Jerome Powell, part one of a three-part series on the Fed’s federal fund rates, and Rocket ProSM TPO’s first All Access of 2024! Fuel Up! 🚀   […]

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March 08, 2024

How the Federal Funds Rate Affects Mortgage Rates

Author: Scott Steinberg The federal funds rate helps the U.S. Federal Reserve influence interest rates and borrowing. It can also be called the fed funds rate, federal interest rate or federal reserve rate. The federal funds rate may also impact the interest rate that you’re charged on your home mortgage or personal loan. Understanding how it […]

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March 07, 2024

Rocket Fuel Newsletter – 03/04/2024

Is dynamic pricing coming soon to the Wendy’s menu? Whether it’s surge pricing during busier times or lower prices to encourage customers to buy targeted foods, just remember: words matter in advertising.  In this edition: big news for Rocket Pro TPO partners, the month’s review of major housing data and ‘Leaplings’ finally get a chance […]

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February 29, 2024

When Will Mortgage Rates Fall?

Author: Kevin Graham Mortgage rates have gone up substantially over the past couple of years. While there is no doubt that this makes things harder for home buyers already dealing with high home prices and those looking to refinance, interest rates move in cycles. We’ll look at some of the typical indicators to show you […]

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January 04, 2024