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“Mortgage Rates Back at 4-Year Highs Ahead of Inflation Data”

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“Mortgage Rates Back at 4-Year Highs Ahead of Inflation Data”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Back at 4-Year Highs Ahead of Inflation Data Mortgage rates moved higher today as bond markets braced for impact from several upcoming events. … omorrow’s Consumer Price Index–a key inflation report that can have an immediate impact on the bond market. If inflation is lower...
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30 Year Mortgage Rates at 4.5% to 4.625%

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30 Year Mortgage Rates at 4.5% to 4.625%

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Start Strong, But End The Day Higher Mortgage rates ended higher today, after financial markets reacted to developments in last week’s tariff-related news. Last Thursday, stock prices and interest rates fell in response to the tariff announcement because investors figured it ran the risk of...
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“Mortgage Rates Head Back Toward Recent Highs”

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“Mortgage Rates Head Back Toward Recent Highs”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Head Back Toward Recent Highs Mortgage rates were mixed today, with most lenders offering slightly better terms this morning compared to yesterday’s mid-day levels. Things took a turn for the worse in the afternoon as the stock market recovery pulled money back out of bonds....
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“Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Levels in More Than 3 Years”

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“Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Levels in More Than 3 Years”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Surge to Highest Levels in More Than 3 Years Mortgage rates are in trouble. This will come as no surprise to regular readers. For the past few weeks, rates made several successive runs up to the highest levels in more than 9 months. It was...
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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

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Question #5 for 2018: Will the Fed raise rates in 2018, and if so, by how much?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2018. I’m adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 5) Monetary Policy:  The Fed raised rates three times in 2017 and started to reduce their balance sheet. The Fed is forecasting three more rate hikes in 2018.  Some analysts...
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“Mortgage Rates Sideways to Slightly Higher”

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“Mortgage Rates Sideways to Slightly Higher”

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Sideways to Slightly Higher Mortgage rates were unchanged to slightly higher today, keeping them in line with their highest levels in more than 2 weeks, depending on the lender . Bond markets (which underlie mortgage rates) were in slightly better shape this...
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Mortgage Rates at 2017 Lows

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Mortgage Rates at 2017 Lows

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Little-Changed at 2017 Lows Mortgage rates didn’t move much today, despite plenty of strength in underlying bond markets.  This would normally coincide with lower rates, so what’s the deal? The main issue is timing.  Bond markets weakened yesterday afternoon.  This would imply higher rates, but most lenders...
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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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HVS: Q1 2017 Homeownership and Vacancy Rates

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HVS: Q1 2017 Homeownership and Vacancy Rates

The Census Bureau released the Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report for Q1 2017. This report is frequently mentioned by analysts and the media to track household formation, the homeownership rate, and the homeowner and rental vacancy rates.  However, there are serious questions about the accuracy of this survey. This survey might show the trend, but...
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rates declined in June, Lowest since July 2008

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rates declined in June, Lowest since July 2008

Freddie Mac reported that the Single-Family serious delinquency rate decreased in June to 1.08% from 1.11% in May.  Freddie’s rate is down from 1.53% in June 2015. This is the lowest rate since July 2008. Freddie’s serious delinquency rate peaked in February 2010 at 4.20%. These are mortgage loans that are “three monthly payments...
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