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Fitch Raises 2024 Ratings for Housing Insurers

“We expect unemployment to rise modestly next year, which will likely lead to an equivalent rise in borrower defaults,” saidChris Grimes, a Senior Director at Fitch Ratings. “However, strong borrower credit characteristics and favorable home equity build-up for the majority of homeowners should moderate the frequency and severity of ultimate mortgage insurance claims.”

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Pending Sales Dropped in all Regions YoY

Month-over-month, contract signings intensified in the Northeast but diminished in multiple other U.S. regions. First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi commented, “While there remains quite a bit of demand for homes on the sidelines, you can't buy what's not for sale, even if you can afford it.”

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