Category Archives: Housing Analysis

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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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 9, 2015

Last week’s economic news was light on housing related reports, but several employment reports were released along with the national unemployment rate, which dipped to 5.50 percent. This was a full point below the Federal Reserve’s original target rate of … Continue reading

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Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot!

A recent Bloomberg Business article reports that both Lowes & Home Depot experienced fourth quarter profits that beat revenue projections by the most in six quarters. So what does that mean to the housing market? Consumer Confidence Lowe’s Chief Executive … Continue reading

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It’s a Great Time to Sell Your House!

  That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2015 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! We … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 2, 2015

Last week provided several housing-related reports including New Home Sales, Pending Home Sales and Existing Home Sales reports. Case-Shiller and FHFA also released data on home prices. The details: Sales of Pre-Owned Homes Hit Nine-Month Low According to the National … Continue reading

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

Last week’s housing related reports included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for February, The Commerce Department’s report on Housing Starts for January and Freddie Mac’s weekly report on average mortgage rates. The Federal Reserve released … Continue reading

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

Last week’s economic news included an index of labor market conditions provided by the Federal Reserve, a report on small business sentiment, and a report from the Labor Department on job openings. Weekly jobless claims, Freddie Mac’s mortgage rates report … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions

If you itemize your deductions, you may get back some of the money you spent on mortgage interest and property taxes. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these homeownership-related … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Inventory Down 34.3% from Last Year

According to the latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report, “approximately 552,000 homes in the US were in some state of foreclosure as of December 2014”. This figure is down 34.3% from the 840,000 homes in December of 2013. December marked the 38thconsecutive month in which there were … Continue reading

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