Category Archives: housing market

Housing Construction, Leading Economic Indicators Still Strong

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Econoday The residential housing market is still starving—of supply, that is. Not enough homes are being built to meet the surging demand of new households from both millennials and immigrants. This is when construction starts fell … Continue reading

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New-Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Booming

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Econoday In spite of rising mortgage rates, new-home sales are booming and consumer confidence is at multi-year highs. March new-home sales rose 4.0 percent annualized to 694,000 and is just off the expansion high of 711,000 … Continue reading

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Housing Prices Rising Too Fast

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Marketwatch Housing prices are rising too fast to be sustainable over the long term says CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics provider. So buyers should be aware such unsustainable price rises could lead us into … Continue reading

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Housing Sales, Leading Growth Indicator, Higher

The Mortgage Corner Higher new and existing-home sales, and continued economic growth are the reason the Fed raised their overnight rate into a range between 1.5 to 1.75 percent on Wednesday. Even with consistently low inventory levels and faster price … Continue reading

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Single Family Construction, Consumer Sentiment, Higher

The Mortgage Corner The US economy is booming, even with trade wars looming, and Putin attacking democratic institutions everywhere. The good news is interest rates and inflation are still extremely low, and consumers ebullient over their current status. Why not, … Continue reading

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Whither Go Interest Rates?

The Mortgage Corner Existing-home resales weakened in January as the NAR’s pending home sales index fell sharply and is pointing to trouble for final sales of existing homes where the year-on-year rate for January had already fallen back below the … Continue reading

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Lower Inventory = Fewer Home Sales

The Mortgage Corner WASHINGTON (February 21, 2018) — Existing-home sales slumped for the second consecutive month in January and experienced their largest decline on an annual basis in over three years, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major … Continue reading

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