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Wednesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

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Wednesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30 AM, Housing Starts for April. The consensus is for 1.325 million SAAR, up from 1.319 million SAAR in March. • At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity...
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Tuesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

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Tuesday: Housing Starts, Industrial Production

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back to Unchanged After Starting Higher Mortgage rates began the day at higher levels, as bond markets lost ground overnight. Bonds dictate rates, and “losing ground” means bond prices are falling. When bond prices fall, rates move higher.…As bonds improved, most lenders ended up releasing...
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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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Tuesday: Housing Starts

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Tuesday: Housing Starts

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Rise Only Slightly Despite Weaker Market Cues Mortgage rates bounced modestly higher today, bringing the average lender back in line with last Wednesday’s levels. Bond markets (which underlie mortgage rate movement) suggested a slightly bigger bounce. We may not have seen such a bounce simply...
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2018 Housing Forecasts

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2018 Housing Forecasts

Towards the end of each year I collect some housing forecasts for the following year.  This is an update (I’ll gather several more). First a review of the previous five years … Here is a summary of forecasts for 2017. It is early (just nine months), but in 2017, new home sales will probably...
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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 think you’d want to continue to gradually remove monetary policy...
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Sacramento Housing in April: Sales down 3%, Active Inventory down 16% YoY

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Sacramento Housing in April: Sales down 3%, Active Inventory down 16% YoY

During the recession, I started following the Sacramento market to look for changes in the mix of houses sold (equity, REOs, and short sales). For several years, not much changed. But in 2012 and 2013, we saw some significant changes with a dramatic shift from distressed sales to more normal equity sales. This data...
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Thursday: Housing Starts, Philly Fed Mfg, Q4 Household Debt and Credit

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Thursday: Housing Starts, Philly Fed Mfg, Q4 Household Debt and Credit

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Approach 3-Week Highs Mortgage rates rose for the 5th day in a row following a higher reading in this morning’s inflation data and an upbeat Retail Sales report. … Today’s increase brings mortgage rates close to their highest level in 3 weeks. You’d have to...
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Brad Hunter: The 2017 Housing Market Forecast

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Brad Hunter: The 2017 Housing Market Forecast

From Brad Hunter (formerly of MetroStudy) at HomeAdvisor: The 2017 Housing Market Forecast The 2017 housing outlook is one of diverging trends. HomeAdvisor’s forecast calls for single-family housing to rise at a rate similar to the 2016 rate, but for multifamily construction (apartments and condos) to fall, as the recent apartment boom finally winds...
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Possible Policy Impacts on Housing

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Possible Policy Impacts on Housing

On Friday I posted a few 2017 housing forecasts. I’ll add more forecasts soon. Some of these forecasts may be revised due to the Presidential results and also due to the possibility of higher mortgage rates. Here are some preliminary thoughts on several potential issues for housing over the next couple of years: 1)...
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