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Mortgage Rates Fall below 4%, Lowest since November 2016

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Mortgage Rates Fall below 4%, Lowest since November 2016

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Trump Administration Drama Pushing Rates Even Lower Mortgage rates fell yesterday in response to a tweet about Trump disbanding his councils of CEOs.  Twitter was in play again today.  This time around it was Gary Cohn, Trump’s economic advisor.  Rather, it was rumors of Cohn’s departure that sent financial...
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4 Real Estate Investment Strategies For New Investors

4 Real Estate Investment Strategies For New Investors

What are the best ways for beginner investors to get started in real estate? There is more than one way to invest in real estate. What you choose may depend on your immediate needs, long term goals, your aptitudes, and resources. The following info-graphic...
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Wednesday: Housing Starts, FOMC Minutes

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Wednesday: Housing Starts, FOMC Minutes

Two notes from Tim Duy at Fed Watch. First a few excerpts from: Retail Sales, Dudley, Wages 5.) But – and I think this is important – financial conditions continue to easy despite rate hikes: Now the reason why I...
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Sunday Night Futures

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Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of Aug 13, 2017 • The Housing Bottom and Comparing Housing Recoveries Monday:• No major economic releases scheduled. From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 futures are up 7, and DOW futures are up 65 (fair value). Oil...
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Q3 GDP Forecasts

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Q3 GDP Forecasts

From the Altanta Fed: GDPNow The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2017 is 3.5 percent on August 9, down from 3.7 percent on August 4. From the NY Fed Nowcasting Report The New...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, PPI

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, PPI

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: New 2017 Lows for Rates, But There’s a Catch Mortgage rates fell to new lows for the year today, following the North Korea nuclear threat headlines.  In truth, the preceding sentence gives too much credit to geopolitical risk.  Rates...
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The Top 3 Residential Real Estate Trends of 2017

The Top 3 Residential Real Estate Trends of 2017

Due to seasonal changes in demand, the housing market is difficult to pin down. And with today’s ever-changing political and economic climate, it’s even more exhausting trying to get a clear picture of what’s to come. That being said, so far in 2017 one...
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Schedule for Week of Aug 6, 2017

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Schedule for Week of Aug 6, 2017

The key economic report this week is the Consumer Price Index (CPI). —– Monday, Aug 7th —–10:00 AM ET: The Fed will release the monthly Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI). 3:00 PM: Consumer credit from the Federal Reserve.  The consensus is for a .0...
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Goldman: July Payrolls Preview

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Goldman: July Payrolls Preview

A few brief excerpts from a note by Goldman Sachs economist Spencer Hill: We estimate nonfarm payrolls increased by 190k in July … Our forecast reflects generally favorable labor market fundamentals and a potential boost from evolving seasonality, as July job growth has been...
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