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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate decreased slightly in February

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Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate decreased slightly in February

Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate decreased to 1.22% in February, down from 1.23% in January. The serious delinquency rate is up from 1.19% in February 2017. These are mortgage loans that are “three monthly payments or more past due or in foreclosure”.  The Fannie Mae serious delinquency rate peaked in...
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Comments on February Housing Starts

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Comments on February Housing Starts

Earlier: Housing Starts decreased to 1.236 Million Annual Rate in February The housing starts report released this morning showed starts were down 7.0% in February compared to January, and starts were down 4.0% year-over-year compared to February 2017.   The decline in starts was due to the volatile multi-family sector.  Single family starts were...
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Earlier: Philly and NY Fed Manufacturing Surveys Showed Growth in February

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Earlier: Philly and NY Fed Manufacturing Surveys Showed Growth in February

Earlier from the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity continued to expand in New York State, according to firms responding to the February 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index fell five points to 13.1, suggesting a somewhat slower pace of growth than in January. … Labor market...
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Real House Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in February

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Real House Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in February

Here is the earlier post on Case-Shiller: Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 5.8% year-over-year in February It has been more than ten years since the bubble peak. In the Case-Shiller release this morning, the seasonally adjusted National Index (SA), was reported as being 2.1% above the previous bubble peak. However, in real terms,...
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Zillow Forecast: “Case-Shiller national index is forecast to grow 6 percent year-over-year” in February

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Zillow Forecast: “Case-Shiller national index is forecast to grow 6 percent year-over-year” in February

The Case-Shiller house price indexes for January were released yesterday. Zillow forecasts Case-Shiller a month early, and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close. From Zillow: February Case-Shiller Forecast: Year-Over-Year Price Gains to Continue Annual gains in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price indices are expected to maintain their...
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declines in February, Lowest since June 2008

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declines in February, Lowest since June 2008

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate in February was at 0.98%, down from 0.99% in January.  Freddie’s rate is down from 1.26% in February 2016. Freddie’s serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%. This is the lowest serious delinquency rate since June 2008. These are mortgage loans that are...
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LA area Port Traffic declined in February

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LA area Port Traffic declined in February

LA area port traffic was down in February due to the timing of the Chinese New Year. Container traffic gives us an idea about the volume of goods being exported and imported – and usually some hints about the trade report since LA area ports handle about 40% of the nation’s container port traffic....
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February Employment Preview

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February Employment Preview

On Friday at 8:30 AM ET, the BLS will release the employment report for February. The consensus, according to Bloomberg, is for an increase of 195,000 non-farm payroll jobs in February (with a range of estimates between 168,000 to 215,000), and for the unemployment rate to decline to 4.7%. The BLS reported 227,000 jobs...
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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in February

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Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increases in February

Note: This index is a leading indicator for new non-residential Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment, except manufacturing. From Dodge Data Analytics: Dodge Momentum Index Increases in February The Dodge Momentum Index rose 1.6% in February to 144.0 (2000=100) from its revised January reading of 141.7. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the...
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February NFP Forecasts

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February NFP Forecasts

A couple of NFP forecasts … From Nomura: Incoming data on the labor market suggest strong job gains in February. Data on sentiment, including the Empire State, Philly Fed and ISM manufacturing surveys, point to better hiring activity in February. Initial and continuing claims data continued to trend lower, implying that involuntary layoffs remain...
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