What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, pending home sales and inflation. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released along with a reading on consumer sentiment. Case-Shiller and pending home sales readings suggested that recent rapid growth in home prices and home sales may be easing. High demand for homes coupled with low inventories of homes for sale has created an artificially high rate of home price growth and competition among buyers for a limited number of homes.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included readings on sales of new and previously owned homes. Despite expectations of lower sales in both categories, sales surpassed expectations and April sales. Analysts were concerned about extremely tight inventories of available homes limiting home sales and did not expect May home sales to increase.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included readings on inflation, core inflation, and the Federal Reserve’s FOMC statement. The NAHB Housing Market Index, housing starts and building permits issued were also released, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news was slim, with few scheduled reports released. Job openings for April, along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims were released. Job openings rose in April, while weekly jobless claims were lower. The headline event last week was a further decrease in fixed-rate mortgage interest rates.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic releases included readings on inflation, core inflation pending home sales and multiple reports from the labor sector. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released. Pending home sales were lower and weekly jobless claims rose, which illustrates continued volatility in the economic sector.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Sales of new and previously owned homes were lower in April after reaching near-record levels in March. Mortgage rates were lower last week and new jobless claims were little changed.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department readings on housing starts and building permits and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Rises in May

May 17, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Homebuilders reported a two-point increase in builder confidence in May. The NAHB Housing Market Index reading increased from 68 in April to 70, which was the second-highest reading since the economic recovery started. May’s reading exceeded analyst expectations of a flat reading for May. Builder confidence rose as demand for homes continued to rise; this factor overrode builder obstacles including higher prices for lots and ongoing labor shortages. A new tariff on lumber was also expected to dampen builder confidence.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic reports included readings on inflation and core inflation, retail sales and consumer sentiment. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included readings on construction spending, the post-meeting statement by the Fed’s Open Market Committee and labor-related reports including ADP payrolls, Non-farm payrolls and the national unemployment rate. Weekly readings on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.

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