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What Does a Healthy National Housing Market Look Like?
Posted to: Daily Newsletter
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:13 PM

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Nov 14, 2012 5:06PM

What Does a Healthy National Housing Market Look Like?

Freddie Mac's economists today used the analogy of a patient with a high fever to talk about the recent course of the housing market. In the November 2012 Economic & Housing Market Outlook, Freddie Mac likened that patient's 103° temperature to the height of the housing boom in 2006. The patient collapsed, the Outlook reported and "after a difficult period of convalescence, how seems to be getting better." Indicators such as housing starts, sales, and prices are rising while the negatives...

Nov 14, 2012 2:30PM

Mortgage Rates Noticably Higher Despite Stable Treasury Yields

Mortgage rates moved higher at a quicker pace today despite the fact that US Treasury yields were unchanged to slightly improved. In some cases, Best-Execution moves up from 3.25% to 3.375% but most borrowers will see today's change in the form of increased COSTS as opposed to increased rates themselves. ( Read More:What is A Best-Execution Mortgage Rate? ) We've discussed the relationship between Treasuries and mortgage rates in the past, albeit in a different context, HERE . To summarize, although...

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