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Ask the Economist: Why Raise Rates Now?

Ask the Economist is an ongoing series in which DS News talks with an economist about the most pressing issues facing the nation's housing industry and the economy. This installment features Frank Nothaft, SVP and Chief Economist with CoreLogic.

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Warning Signs Remain Amid Mortgage Risk Performance Improvement

Indications of improvements in the mortgage risk performances space include are many, including tightened underwriting standards compared to the early 2000s and steadily declining negative equity, foreclosure starts, and distressed sales. What are the red flags the industry should be watching?

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Fannie Mae Forecasts Economic Growth Despite Global Headwinds

“Despite mixed housing and mortgage market data, our forecast for housing activity is little changed over the past several months,” Duncan said. “The supply of existing homes remains lean amid slowing new single-family construction, putting significant upward pressure on home prices. While this helps boost home equity, it hurts affordability, especially for potential first-time homebuyers."

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