Category Archives: FHFA

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 23, 2015

Last week’s events included the National Association of Home Builder’s Housing Market Index, which fell to its lowest reading since last summer. Other news included reports on housing starts and building permits, the FOMC meeting statement and Fed Chair Janet … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 16, 2015

Last week’s economic reports included job openings, retail sales, retail sales except automotive, consumer sentiment for March and the usual reports on weekly jobless claims and mortgage rates. Job Openings Highest in 14 Years The Labor Department reported that job … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Fannie and Freddie formally announce 3% Down Programs

  Yesterday, HousingWire reported that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac formally announced their 3% down options on home purchases. Fannie Mae’s plan will be effective December 13, 2014 while the Freddie Mac plan will be available March 23, 2015. … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 8, 2014

Last week’s economic reports related to housing and mortgages were few, but construction spending, the Fed’s Beige Book report, non-farm payrolls and the national unemployment report indicated trends for the end of the year. Construction Spending Increases U.S. construction spending … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 1, 2014

  Last week’s scheduled economic events were packed into Tuesday and Wednesday, but several housing-related reports were released including the Case-Shiller National and 10-and 20-City Home Price Indices for September, The FHFA House Price Index also for September, and New … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 24, 2014

Last week’s scheduled economic news included the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales. FOMC meeting minutes were released along with weekly Freddie Mac mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims. In addition, the National Association of … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Sept 22, 2014

Last week’s economic news largely concerned the Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting statement and a post-meeting conference given by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The FOMC statement indicated that the Fed CONTINUED its wind-down of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities and that its … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 25, 2014

Last week’s economic news brought several reports related to housing. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August rose by two points to 55, which was its highest reading in seven months. Components of … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 18, 2014

Last week’s economic news brought little housing-related content, but several economic reports in other sectors contributed to overall perceptions of the economy. In a speech given in Sweden, Fed Vice President Stanley Fischer noted that the economy might be in … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 11, 2014

Last week’s housing related news was minimal, but a Federal Reserve survey of senior loan officers revealed that although credit standards for commercial and industrial loans as well as credit cards are easing, current mortgage credit standards are more stringent … Continue reading

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