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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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Fannie Weighs in on Economic & Housing Momentum


The U.S. is enjoying a strong economy, but will that continue? A new Fannie Mae. outlook shines a spotlight on where things may be headed for the rest of 2018 and into 2019.

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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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Will Rising Rates Really Impact the Housing Market?

Rising mortgage rates could have minimal impact on the housing market according to a study by real estate consulting firm John Burns. The study, that surveyed over 300 homebuilders found that 85 percent home builders said home sales would decline ...

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Domestic Spending to Spur Economic Growth

Mortgage rates and home sales are expected to rise in 2018 according to the latest economic and housing outlook by Fannie Mae. The report expects mortgage rates to rise 30 basis points to 4.4 percent by the end of 2018 ...

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Serious Delinquencies Spike in Texas, Florida

Except for in the hurricane-hit states of Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, delinquency rates across the U.S. declined in November 2017 on a year-over-year basis, according to the Loan Performance Insights Report released by CoreLogic on Tuesday. The report examines ...

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A Bump in Rates and Loan Sizes

Interest rates and loan sizes both got a boost in December. With 2017 topped off this rise, could 2018 bring more increases like this?

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