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Schedule for Week of January 20th

Special Note on Government Shutdown: If the Government shutdown continues, then some additional releases will be delayed. For example, this coming...

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Blog 4 days ago
MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey, Purchase Activity Index Highest Since 2010

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 13.5 percent from one week earlier,...

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Blog 5 days ago
Wednesday: Retail Sales (Postponed), Homebuilder Survey, Beige Book

Wednesday: • At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30...

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Blog 6 days ago
Mortgages Rates: 30 Year Fixed at 4.5%

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Unchanged to Start the WeekMortgage rates held their ground today, keeping them in line...

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Blog 1 week ago
Black Knight Mortgage Monitor for November

Black Knight released their Mortgage Monitor report for November today. According to Black Knight, 3.71% of mortgages were delinquent in November,...

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MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Rebound in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 23.5 percent from one week earlier,...

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Seattle Area Real Estate in December: Sales Down 20% YoY, Inventory up 169% YoY

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported Attentive home buyers can find "good values and receptive sellers"December brought few surprises...

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Las Vegas Real Estate in December: Sales Down 17% YoY, Inventory up 82% YoY

This is a key former distressed market to follow since Las Vegas saw the largest price decline, following the housing bubble, of any of the Case...

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Blog 2 weeks ago
Reis: Office Vacancy Rate unchanged in Q4 at 16.7%

Reis reported that the office vacancy rate was at 16.7% in Q4, unchanged from 16.7% in Q3 2018. This is up from 16.4% in Q4 2017, and down from the...

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Blog 2 weeks ago
MBA: "Mortgage Applications Decrease Over Two Week Period in Latest MBA Weekly Survey"

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease Over Two Week Period in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications decreased 9.8 percent from two...

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Blog 2 weeks ago
Question #6 for 2019: Will the Fed raise rates in 2019, and if so, by how much?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2019. I'm adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each...

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Blog 3 weeks ago
A Christmas Present for UberNerds

NOTE: If you are not familiar with Tanta, please read about her here. You will be happy you did - she was amazing. A special present for UberNerds ...

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Blog 1 month ago
Reis: Apartment Vacancy Rate unchanged in Q4 at 4.8%

Reis reported that the apartment vacancy rate was at 4.8% in Q4 2018, unchanged from 4.8% in Q3, and up from 4.6% in Q4 2017. This ties last month...

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Blog 1 month ago
Phoenix Real Estate in November: Sales down 8% YoY, Active Inventory up slightly YoY

This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble / bust followed by strong investor buying. The Arizona Regional Multiple...

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Black Knight: National Mortgage Delinquency Rate Increased Slightly in November

From Black Knight: Black Knight’s First Look: November Prepayment Activity Hits 10-Year Low as Refinances Fall and Housing Turnover Sees Seasonal...

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AIA: "Run of positive billings continues at architecture firms"

Note: This index is a leading indicator primarily for new Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investment. From the AIA: Run of positive billings continues...

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Blog 1 month ago
MBA: Mortgage Applications Decreased in Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications decreased 5.8 percent from one week earlier,...

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Blog 1 month ago
Housing Starts Increased to 1.256 Million Annual Rate in November

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions Housing Starts: Privately‐owned housing starts in November were at a seasonally adjusted...

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Blog 1 month ago
Tuesday: Housing Starts

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Little-Changed Despite Market GainsMortgage rates were fairly flat yet again today....

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Blog 1 month ago
Schedule for Week of December 16, 2018

The key economic reports this week are November Housing Starts, Existing Home Sales, the 3rd estimate of Q3 GDP, and November Personal income and...

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Retail Sales increased 0.2% in November

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.2 percent from October to November (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.2 percent from November...

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Blog 1 month ago
Friday: Retail Sales, Industrial Production

Friday: • At 8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for November will be released. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in retail sales. • At 9:15 AM: The Fed...

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Denver Real Estate in November: Sales Down 24% YoY, Inventory Up 47%

From the DMAR: Housing inventory in the Denver area is up nearly 47 percent year to date compared to last year, but sales are down.In November,...

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MBA: Mortgage Applications Increased in Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications rose 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to...

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"Mortgage rates at their lowest levels in several months"

"Mortgage rates at their lowest levels in several months" From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rate Rally May Be Pausing First...

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Blog 1 month ago
Schedule for Week of December 9, 2018

The key economic reports this week are November CPI and Retail Sales.For manufacturing, November industrial production will be released this week.-...

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Blog 1 month ago
Las Vegas Real Estate in November: Sales Down 12% YoY, Inventory up 63% YoY

This is a key former distressed market to follow since Las Vegas saw the largest price decline, following the housing bubble, of any of the Case...

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Blog 1 month ago
MBA: Mortgage Applications Increased in Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 2.0 percent from one week earlier, according to...

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Blog 1 month ago
Wednesday: ADP Employment, ISM Non-Mfg, Beige Book

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Deeper into 2 Month Lows as Stocks Swoon On a somewhat frustrating note, mortgage rates...

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MBA: Mortgage Applications Increased in Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 5.5 percent from one week earlier,...

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