Weekly Market Update | November 20, 2015

Market Commentary Mortgage rates saw very little movement this week, finishing the week only slightly better than where they started. The FOMC minutes released on Wednesday confirmed the markets expectation that the Fed will more than likely increase rates at the next meeting in December. ...
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Catch up with this week’s Markets in a Minute for the Week of November 20, 2015

For the Week Ending November 20, 2015 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   Fed minutes show that members think the economy can ha ...
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Labor market strength could bring higher rates in this week’s Markets in a Minute!

For the Week Ending November 13, 2015 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   October's jobs report supports speculation the Fed wil ...
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Weekly Market Update | November 6, 2015

Market Commentary   Mortgage rates continued to climb this week alongside better than expected employment numbers and testimony from Janet Yellen before Congress. Yellen suggested that December is still very much on the table for the Fed’s first rate increase.   Janet Yel ...
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The Fed statement roils markets in this week's Markets in a Minute!

For the Week Ending November 6, 2015 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   The number of economists predicting a Fed policy rate increase in December continues to rise. Markets are ...
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Weekly Market Update | October 30, 2015

Market Commentary   Mortgage rates rose this week after the FOMC meeting and its accompanying statement as traders re-evaluated the chances of a rate hike before the end of 2015.   The week started off quietly with little volatility as traders focused on the upcoming decisi ...
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Weekly Market Update | October 23, 2015

  Market Commentary   Mortgage rates remained steady this week with very little to no volatility as markets continue to await clues from the Fed on the timing of the first rate increase ahead of next week’s FOMC meeting and announcement on October 28th.   Speculat ...
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Find out why builders are so optimistic in this week’s Markets in a Minute!

For the Week Ending October 23, 2015 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.   The European Central Bank left rates unchanged, hoping ...
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Economics 101 and the Housing Market

It's a basic law of economics: Demand goes up. Supply goes down. Prices rise. Nationally, that's happening right now. With normal population increases and an improving economy, demand is growing, and supply is tight in many areas.   Additionally, despite analysts' predictions, inte ...
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Weekly Market Update | October 16, 2015

Market Commentary   Mortgage rates improved slightly this week as investors grew concerned of a slowing global economy. The week was short with few economic data releases; the releases that did occur generally did not look good for the economy.   On a short week with not ma ...
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