February 27 2017

Shelly Ragan

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 27, 2017

Topics: Mortgage Rates

Last week’s readings on new and existing home sales provided further evidence of strengthening housing markets. Both categories of home sales exceeded December’s readings. Consumer sentiment was lower in February than for January and average rates were mixed with fixed rates higher and the rate for 5/1 adjustable rate mortgages lower. Consumer sentiment lower in February.

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February 21 2017

Shelly Ragan

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 21, 2017

Topics: Mortgage Rates

Last week’s economic releases included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and the National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Finance Committee and consumer spending and core consumer spending reports were also released. Mortgage rates and new jobless claims were little changed week-to-week.

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January 23 2017

Shelly Ragan

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 23, 2017

Topics: Mortgage Rates

Economic news was impacted by the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday and the Presidential Inauguration on Friday. Readings released included reports on inflation, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index and Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released as scheduled.

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