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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of October 17, 2011

We’ve seen mortgage rates trend upward over the past two weeks coming off of all time historical lows. This has been fueled by a more clear and positive outlook for preventing Greece from defaulting and an increase in investor funds back into equities. This turn away from bonds is responsible for pushing most indices such […]

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Fed Minutes: Uncertainty About Growth and Inflation

The FED (Federal Open Market Committee) released its minutes for the September meeting today. The market has noted that several FED members considered future bond purchases and suggested the market might require it, a signal of the weakness they may be seeing in the US Economy. There were also signs of disagreement among members about […]

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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of October 10th, 2011

While the bond / stock markets are closed today in observance of Columbus Day today (re-opening tomorrow), this week will bring three economic reports that are of interest to the mortgage market along with the minutes from the last FOMC meeting and two important Treasury auctions. New Data Released This Week On 2:00 PM ET […]

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Consumer Confidence and Case-Shiller Index Update

Consumer Confidence Numbers Released The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, remained essentially unchanged in September after declining sharply in August. The index data came in at 45.4 which is up slightly from 45.2 in August. In other words, the index is showing that consumer confidence is unchanged, which sounds about right. Case-Shiller Home Price Index The […]

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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of September 12, 2011

Mortgage rates continued to improve last week marking yet another round of record breaking low mortgage rates. Last week also marked a continuation of previous themes in the market in regards to concern over the US Economy and the Weakness of European Markets, with Greece being the focus of concern, once again. This week features […]

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Mortgage Outlook for the Week of August 22, 2011

Last week set all time record lows for mortgage rates in the United States. Factors in rates moving lower and lower over the past few weeks have been disappointing economic data and uncertainty about the health of European markets and banks. Since investors move money from equities into bonds in times of uncertainty, the end […]

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Turbulent & Volatile Markets = Record Low Mortgage Rates

Turbulent. Volatile. New Record Low Mortgage Rates. These all describe the market last week. Last week saw mortgage rates set new lows for 2011 and break the previous all time low set in October of 2010. Last Week Was Marked By: Increased concern over the stability of European markets The S&P downgrade of the United […]

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Mortgage Outlook: Week of August 8, 2011

Last week marked new yearly 2011 lows for mortgage rates as a debt ceiling agreement was reached early in the week. These low rates were sustained through out the week with a small uptick on Friday when the Non-Farm payrolls came in stronger than expected. Fast forward to today and the markets are being rocked […]

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Mortgage Outlook for Week of August 1, 2011

Mortgage rates were suppressed last week by jittery markets focused on the ongoing debt ceiling debate. While there is a talk of a debt ceiling resolution this morning, there are still concerns about the details of implementing such a solution and whether or not the damage has already been done to world confidence in the […]

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Poor GDP and Consumer Sentiment Data Translates Into Low Mortgage Rates

U.S. Treasuries prices rose this morning (good for lower mortgage rates) as news the U.S. economy grew at an even slower pace in the first half of the year than was previously estimated, raised yet more fears the economy was at a real risk for recession. Gross domestic product, a measure of all goods and […]

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