Interest rates are expected to soon rise, even as the Federal Reserve announced last week that it would keep its benchmark rate near zero. The Fed, however, warned that it was preparing to taper its emergency stimulus efforts from the pandemic, including winding down its bond purchases. That is expected to make mortgage rates rise, as well as rates on credit card and car loans. Mortgage rates have been ultra-low for over a year, but long-term, fixed mortgage rates will likely move higher. Learn more.
Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Near Zero, but Expect Interest Rates to Rise
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Hours and Staffing
Our work hours remain the same, however, our team is following the direction and safety recommendations of our Governor and the Center for Disease Control. Like so many of you, we are now working remotely. For us, it’s business as usual with a little extra caution. We are fully equipped and plan to continue to support our members with no disruption in service during this time.
For the safety of our members, employees and community we offer webinars and plan to expand our online classes. Click Here for a comprehensive list of education and training options.
The 7 SDAR service centers, SDMLS, and our retail store will remain open.
Necessary meetings, such as nominations, elections and board meetings will be accommodated with your safety as our primary concern. Feel free to contact us for more information on this procedure.
Committee Meetings and Events
All committee meetings and events are suspended, as a health and safety precaution. We will provide advance communication when we plan to resume in-person gatherings.
For public health, caravans are canceled until further notice. Booklets will be emailed to the caravan liaison to provide some continuity throughout this situation.