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Elevated Treasury Yields Drive Mortgage Rates Even Higher

Apr 26, 2018 - Elevated Treasury Yields Drive Mortgage Rates Even Higher The golden era of ultra-low mortgage rates is disappearing over the horizon, which means that the average American will have to pay more for their monthly housing costs and all other forms of credit. Yesterday, the yield on 10-year...

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Increase in Existing Home Sales Remains Below 2017 Levels

Apr 25, 2018 - Increase in Existing Home Sales Remains Below 2017 Levels According to new sales statistics for existing home sales released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there was a slight increase of 1.1% in annual sales last month, from 5.54 million in February to 5.6 million. Sales...

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US Housing Starts Higher Than Expected in March

Apr 18, 2018 - Homebuilding activity in the United States showed an unexpectedly sharp increase last month. This can mainly be attributed to an upsurge in the number of multi-family units constructed, although there was a drop in the number of single-family homes built. The Commerce Department announced...

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Weather Might Be Behind Slight Dip in Builder Confidence

Apr 17, 2018 - According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), there was another slight drop in builder confidence in the newly constructed market for single-family homes this month, with the reading dropping from 70 to 69. This is the third consecutive month during which this index has dropped....

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Mortgage Rates Stable, While Home Purchase Sentiment Improves

Apr 10, 2018 - US mortgage rates kicked off the new week either flat or marginally higher, with slight differences from one lender to the next. Even in those circumstances where lenders did increase rates, there was not much to write home about. This calmness in mortgage markets merely reflected the reality of...

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