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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 12th, 2019

Last week’s economic releases included readings on consumer credit, job openings and weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims. Consumer Credit Use,┬áJob Openings Slow in June Consumer credit use slowed in June as credit card use lost ground. Non-revolving credit, which typically includes education and auto loans, grew Read More

Fed Lowers Key Interest Rate For First Time Since Great Recession

The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve announced the first rate cut to its key interest rate range since the Great Recession ushered in a series of rate cuts described as “quantitative easing.” The Fed committee confirmed a quarter-point cut to 2.00 to 2.25 percent. Fed Chair Jerome Read More

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 5th, 2019

Last week’s economic news included readings from Case-Shiller on home prices, pending home sales, construction spending and a post-meeting statement from the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve. Consumer sentiment was released along with Commerce Department reports on public and private sector job growth and the national unemployment Read More

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Growth Slows in March

Home price growth slowed again in May according to Case-Shiller home price indices. Home price growth slowed for the 14th consecutive month to its lowest rate in 12 years. Case-Shiller’s National Home Price Index showed 3.40 percent growth year-over-year in May as compared to April’s year-over-year reading of 3.50 percent. Read More