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Housing Supply Improving

The Mortgage Corner Our housing supply is finally improving. New-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was 4.5 percent above February’s total and beat the consensus forecast of a 645,000 … Continue reading

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Motor Vehicles, Housing Will Power 2016 Economy

Popular Economics Weekly Even though Q1 2016 GDP growth looks weak for a number of reasons (such as lower exports and slumping oil prices that depress energy sector earnings), there are reasons it can go higher in 2016. Oil prices … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales In Record Territory

The Mortgage Corner Pending home sales hit a 9-year high in April, according to data released last Friday by the National Association of Realtors. This is an early sign that housing construction and sales will come out of their winter … Continue reading

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Housing In Recovery-Pending Home Sales Soar

The Mortgage Corner February Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.1 percent to 106.9 in February from a slight downward revision of 103.7 in January and is now 12.0 percent above February 2014 (95.4). … Continue reading

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Housing Picks Up, Builder Confidence Highest in 7 Years

The Mortgage Corner Builders are most optimistic about single family homes, and the youngest adults are finally beginning to leave their parents’ nest, apparently. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo gauge rose four points to 58 in November, near … Continue reading

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More Home Equity, Fewer Defaults In Q2

The Mortgage Corner CoreLogic, a Southern California real estate data firm, also released new analysis showing approximately 2.5 million more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the second quarter of 2013, and the total number of … Continue reading

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Whither Mortgage Rates?

The Mortgage Corner Ok, the fats in the fire now with the Fed saying it will begin to taper its QE3 purchases that have been holding down mortgage rates by the end of 2013. Rates have been surging since then. … Continue reading

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