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Predicting the Path for Housing in 2019

affordability

While rising tariffs, tightening fiscal policy and trade uncertainty didn’t hurt the economy or housing market in the second quarter, a Fannie Mae report looks at how sustainable can these growth numbers be.

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The Economy is ‘Considerably Stronger’ Says Powell

Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave a positive picture of the U.S. economy as well as the labor market during his semiannual testimony to Congress. Here’s what he said about how these factors would impact Fed rate hikes.

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The Week Ahead: FOMC Meeting to Announce Rate Hike?

Fed Rate

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet again this week, with many industry experts expecting the Fed to announce another short-term interest rate hike. Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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Demystifying the Economics of Housing

Dwight Johnston, Chief Economist, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues on the economics and politics of the housing market and the trends that are likely to impact it during the year. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the May issue of DS News, out now.

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How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes?

With widespread housing inventory shortages hitting many American metros, one contributing factor cited by some experts is that more homeowners are simply choosing to stay put in their current homes, for a variety of reasons. Now a new survey is ...

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Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention

Today’s rising interest rates have some market participants concerned, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The survey reports that crimped housing supply, coupled with the higher cost to borrow, is chipping away at optimism. Some participants, however, feel that conditions in ...

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Millennials vs. Interest Rates

homebuyers

Even with interest rates going up, millennials are still taking out loans for new homes, according to Ellie Mae. The Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker found that 83 percent of mortgage loans made to millennial buyers were for new home purchases, ...

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