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Pending Home Sales Numbers Continue Recent Slide

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which measures housing contract activity, again fell in August, the third month in a row and the ninth time it has fallen this year. In addition, three out of the four major regions in the ...

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Luxury Home Purchases Slide to New Lows

With mortgage rates hitting 14-year highs and inflationary woes lingering, high-end homebuyers are backing off from purchasing luxury homes nationwide, with a near 30% drop-off reported year-over-year.

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Sunbelt Reports Record Purchase Backouts

In another new sign of the times, roughly 64,000 home-purchase agreements fell through in August 2022 according to Redfin, a number equal to 15.2% of all homes that went under contract that month.  To put it another way, that number ...

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Ginnie Mae MBS Portfolio Expands to $2.3T

Ginnie Mae’s mortgage-backed securities outstanding portfolio grew for the 14th consecutive month in August, hitting $2.269 trillion, up from $2.248 trillion in July, and $2.119 trillion last year. This growth was fueled by steady new issuance of Ginnie Mae MBS ...

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