September 13, 2017

Overview: Over the past week, North Korea and Hurricane Irma were the main influences on mortgage rates. At Thursday's meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) made no policy changes, so there was little impact. Mortgage rates ended slightly higher but still remained n...

September 6, 2017

Overview: Over the past week, yet another increase in tensions with North Korea was positive for mortgage rates. Recent economic data had little impact. As a result, mortgage rates ended at the best levels since before the November elections.

North Korea conducted anoth...

August 30, 2017

Overview: Mortgage rates continued their modest yet steady improvement over the past week. The primary cause was a geopolitical event involving North Korea, which was positive for mortgage rates. This was partly offset by stronger than expected economic data. Mortgage...

August 24, 2017

Sources:
[1] Ellie Mae® Millennial Tracker, April-July 2017.
[2] CoreLogic, a data and analytics company, Loan Performance Insights, May 2017.
[3] Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. House Price Index Report - 2Q 2017.
[4] U.S. Census Bureau, HUD, New Residential Sale...

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