What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 7, 2016

Week in Review Last week's scheduled economic news included reports on pending home sales, construction spending and several jobs related readings including ADP Payrolls, the government's Non-Farm Payrolls and the national unemployment rate. Mortgage Rates, Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise Mortgage rates rose across the board according to Freddie Mac's weekly report. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose two basis points to 3.64 percent; the average rate for a 15-year fixed rate Continue Reading

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 29, 2016

Last week's economic reports included Existing and New Home Sales and Consumer Confidence along with regularly scheduled weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. Sales of Pre-Owned Homes Exceed Expectations January sales of previously owned homes rose to an annual level of 5.47 million sales against expectations of 5.30 million sales and December's reading of 5.45 million sales. Existing home sales rose by 0.40 percent month-to-month, which was the second-highest month-to-month Continue Reading

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 22, 2016

Last week's economic news included the NAHB Housing Market Index, Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits and minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fed's FOMC meeting. Home Builder Confidence Falls in February According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), home builders had less confidence in market conditions for newly built homes. The reading for February was three points lower at 58 than the upwardly adjusted reading for January. Analysts had Continue Reading