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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 25, 2016

Last week’s economic releases included Existing Home Sales, Commerce Department Releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits and the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released according to their weekly schedule. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 25, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 25, 2016

Last week’s scheduled economic news included releases from the National Association of Home Builders, Housing Starts, and Existing Home Sales. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 25, 2016

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 28, 2015

This week’s report of economic events is shortened due to the Christmas holiday. Economic news through Wednesday included Existing Home Sales, New Home Sales and Consumer Spending. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 28, 2015

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 26, 2015

Last week’s economic news included the National Association of Home Builders Index, Housing Starts and FHFA’s report on August home sales. The National Association of Realtors released its monthly report on sales of previously owned homes. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 26, 2015

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 24, 2015

Last week’s economic events included a number of readings on housing related topics. The National Association of Home Builders released its report on builder confidence in housing markets, Housing starts reached their highest level since the great recession, and existing home sales exceeded expectations and the prior month’s reading. The Federal Reserve released minutes for its most recent FOMC meeting, which indicated that while a majority of FOMC members are leaning toward raising the Fed’s target federal funds rate, concerns over certain aspects of the economy continue to keep the Fed from citing a date for raising its target interest rate. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 24, 2015

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 3, 2015

Last week’s scheduled economic reports included the Case-Shiller 20 and 20-City Index reports, pending home sales data released by the National Association of Realtors® and the scheduled post-meeting statement of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee. This week’s economic calendar includes reports on consumer spending, core inflation and consumer spending. July readings on Non-Farm Payrolls and the national unemployment rate will also be released along with regularly scheduled weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 3, 2015

Good News! Existing Home Sales, FHFA Home Prices Increase

Housing markets show continued signs of strengthening according to reports released on Wednesday. The National Association of Realtors® reported that sales of pre-owned homes rose to 5.49 million in June as compared to May’s revised reading of 5.32 million pre-owned homes sold and expected sales estimated at 5.42 million sales. Expectations were based on May’s original reading of 5.35 million sales. June’s reading was the highest since February of 2007. Readings for existing home sales are calculated on a seasonally adjusted annual basis. . . . → Read More: Good News! Existing Home Sales, FHFA Home Prices Increase

Existing Home Sales Dip to Lowest Level since May

Sales of existing homes dropped to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million as compared to expectations of a 5.18 million existing homes sold. Projections were based on October’s reading of 5.25 million. . . . → Read More: Existing Home Sales Dip to Lowest Level since May

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 10, 2014

Last week’s economic reports contained mixed reports indicating that the economy continues to recover with occasional “blips” in its progress. Construction spending was lower than expected. A Federal Reserve survey of senior loan officers indicated that credit standards remain strict for mortgages and other types of lending. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 10, 2014

National Association of Realtors, Existing Home Sales Slip in August

Sales of previously owned homes fell in August according to the National Association of REALTORS. This was the first decline in sales in five months. Although not welcome news to homeowners and real estate pros, there is good news… . . . → Read More: National Association of Realtors, Existing Home Sales Slip in August