Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and journalist from Houston, covering real estate, mortgage and finance topics. See my current work in Forbes, The Motley Fool, Money Magazine, The Balance and Bankrate. Past gigs: The Dallas Morning News, NBC, Radio Disney and PBS.


Articles by Aly Yale


The Fed gears up for its first meeting of 2023; what will it mean for mortgage rates?

The Fed gears up for its first meeting of 2023; what will it mean for mortgage rates?

Posted on: January 27, 2023

Experts predict a rate hike — but less than last year The Federal Open Market Committee’s first meeting of 2023 is near, and if early predictions are right, the group […]


Fed readies for last meeting (and rate hike) of the year

Fed readies for last meeting (and rate hike) of the year

Posted on: December 9, 2022

A rate hike, but a smaller one The Federal Reserve is heading into its final meeting of the year, and it looks like things might finally be slowing down — […]


VA Refinance: The Complete Guide | Rates & Requirements 2023

VA Refinance: The Complete Guide | Rates & Requirements 2023

Posted on: November 1, 2022

A VA refinance can come with a number of significant benefits, many of which save you money both now and in the long run.


Fed gears up for fourth large rate hike of the year

Fed gears up for fourth large rate hike of the year

Posted on: October 28, 2022

When the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee comes together November 1-2, the group is largely expected to vote for a 75-basis-point rate hike — the fourth of its kind this year.


The Fed is meeting next week; will it mean even higher mortgage rates?

The Fed is meeting next week; will it mean even higher mortgage rates?

Posted on: September 16, 2022

Another month, another Fed meeting. And if early predictions are right, another rate hike, too.


What is a good debt-to-income ratio for a VA loan?

What is a good debt-to-income ratio for a VA loan?

Posted on: July 26, 2022

Your debt-to-income ratio plays a big role in the VA loan process. It will determine whether you qualify, the size of the loan you can get, and the amount of […]


What the Fed’s July meeting means for your wallet — and mortgage

What the Fed’s July meeting means for your wallet — and mortgage

Posted on: July 22, 2022

The Fed is poised to raise rates The Fed has been aggressively trying to fight inflation — but largely to no avail. The bank’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted […]


Mortgage Rates Poised for More Jumps as Federal Reserve Meets

Mortgage Rates Poised for More Jumps as Federal Reserve Meets

Posted on: June 10, 2022

It was just a month ago that the Federal Reserve voted to raise the federal funds rate by half a point. Since then, mortgage rates have been volatile. In the […]


Over 1 million borrowers can still save cash by refinancing

Over 1 million borrowers can still save cash by refinancing

Posted on: May 9, 2022

The average rate on 30-year loans hit 5.11% last week — that’s 200 basis points (2%) higher than at the start of 2022 and the highest rate in over a […]


The Fed is meeting next week. Will it send mortgage rates higher?

The Fed is meeting next week. Will it send mortgage rates higher?

Posted on: April 28, 2022

Higher mortgage rates are likely in the cards The Federal Reserve is set to have its third meeting of the year next week, and for hopeful mortgage borrowers, it’s probably […]