Retail Sales Rise For 7th Straight Month; Mortgage Rates Worsen

February 15, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

If consumer spending is a keystone element in the U.S. economic recovery, a full-on rebound is likely underway. Retail Sales is higher for 7 straight months and is now at an all-time high.

Retail Sales Weak In December; Home Affordability Gets A Boost

January 13, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Mortgage rates are easing lower this morning on just-released, slightly worse-than-expected Retail Sales data from December 2010.

Mortgage Rates Spike On Strong Retail Sales Data. Could 4 Percent Rates Be Done?

November 16, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Rising Retail Sales and Consumer Confidence data hints that the days of 4 percent, 30-year fixed rate mortgages may be nearing its end.

Home Affordability Gets A Boost From Weak Back-to-School Retail Receipts

September 15, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

The recent rise in mortgage rates was slowed this week after the government released its Retail Sales report for August.