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NAR provided raw count of home sales during the pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — According to the latest release, existing-home sales rose 21% in September from one year earlier while new home sales rose 32%. These headline figures are seasonally adjusted and are reported in the news. To assess the overall trending direction of the economy, nearly all economic data – from GDP and employment to consumer price inflation and industrial production – are seasonally adjusted to account for regular events we can anticipate that have an effect on data around the same time each year.  Seasonality also plays an important role in the housing market since it has an impact…

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NAR provided raw count of home sales during the pandemic

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL — According to the latest release, existing-home sales rose 21% in September from one year earlier while new home sales rose 32%. These headline figures are seasonally adjusted and are reported in the news. To assess the overall trending direction of the economy, nearly all economic data – from GDP and employment to…

Low mortgage rates are easing affordability, but down payments are further from reach

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The FINANCIAL — Monthly mortgage payments are becoming increasingly affordable for U.S. homeowners as mortgage rates have hit record lows, a new Zillow® analysis shows. But that masks the difficulties would-be buyers face in getting into homes in the first place after extraordinary price growth has pushed prices further above incomes than they’ve been in at least…

Mortgage rates continue to fall historic low

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The FINANCIAL — Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 2.80 percent, the lowest rate in our survey’s history which dates back to 1971. “Mortgage rates remain very low, providing homeowners who have not already taken advantage of this environment ample opportunity to do…

This week’s mortgage rates fell dramatically and reached a new record low

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The FINANCIAL — Mortgage rates sharply fell this week reaching a new record low. Following the trend of the 10-year Treasury yield, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to average 2.81% this week from 2.87% the prior week. During the pandemic, many Gen Zers and Millennials move back to their parents from large metro areas. In…

Mortgage rates to fall again after Fed‘s move to combat impacts from coronavirus

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The FINANCIAL — Average 30-year mortgage lending rates for homebuyers with good credit have fallen from 4.46% in January of 2019 to 3.13% but rate is now back up around 3.65%. Mortgage rates are primed to fall again after the Federal Reserve’s latest dramatic policy moves to combat the economic impact from the deadly coronavirus…