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Week of September 11, 2023 in Review Key inflation data was reported ahead of this week’s Fed meeting, while home prices continue to show signs of strength. Here are the latest stories: -What “Fueled” the Rise in Consumer Inflation? -Is the Rise in Wholesale Inflation a Concern? -New High in Home Price Appreciation -Important Context […]


Week of September 4, 2023 in Review Fed speakers made headlines with hints about their next move on rate hikes. Plus, another report shows the strength in home values. Read on for these stories and more. -Is the Fed Planning to Pause Rate Hikes? -New High in Home Price Appreciation -Holiday Impact on Unemployment Filings […]

Mortgage Update 9/5/2023

Week of August 28, 2023 in Review   There are signs of weakening in the labor market. Find out why this matters, plus what’s really going on with inflation and housing.   -Labor Market Lower and Slower   -Private Payrolls Weaker Than Expected   -Media Misinterpreting Inflation   -Pending Home Sales Rise for Second Straight Month   […]


Week of August 21, 2023 in Review Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave hints about further rate hikes during his speech at Jackson Hole. Plus, the lack of existing homes available for sale continues to be a key factor driving the housing sector. Read on for these important stories: Are Further Fed Rate Hikes Ahead? Existing […]


Week of August 14, 2023 in Review Despite ongoing challenges facing home builders, construction activity picked up last month. Plus, the minutes from the Fed’s July meeting provided some hints about what’s next for rate hikes. Here are the latest headlines: -Strong Summer for Housing Starts -Understanding the Decline in Home Builder Confidence -Are More […]