Items Tagged with 'Economic outlook'

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Here's what will happen in housing and mortgages regardless of what Trump does next

This HousingWire webinar will give us a reality check
Trump news is everywhere. Most of it is speculation as to what he will do next, and what it will mean for the mortgage and housing markets. But, here's how to find out what will happen in the housing and mortgage markets regardless of what Trump does. Hurry, sign up now! Today's the day for this FREE webinar!
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Freddie Mac: Affordability to hold back home sales in 2017

Plummeting refis could bring down originations 25%
The squeeze in housing inventory is sending home prices even higher, creating declines in affordability and putting a pinch on prospective homebuyers. Freddie Mac also predicted a drop in mortgage originations of 25%, however the report showed this will come almost entirely from plummeting refinances.
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Consumer confidence retreats in January

Surveys show conflicting results
A survey conducted by The Conference Board by Nielsen shows that Americans are less confident in the economy in January. However, other measures of consumer confidence disagree with that notion. Americans are more confident in their present situation, but less optimistic about the future.
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Freddie Mac: 2015 best year for home sales in 8 years

This goes for new home construction
The majority of homes sold in 2015 will be sold between now and June as the housing markets begins the start of the spring homebuying season. And if everything goes accordingly, 2015 will be the best year for home sales and new home construction since 2007.
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