The recent low jobs report and Brexit decision could cause economic uncertainty. However, a recent report from Capital Economics shows there is nothing to fear. In fact, the economy is nearing full employment and GDP continues to increase.
The likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in 2015 just got even more unlikely, with September job creation cratering to a weak 142,000, well below analyst expectations. Here's what it means for housing and what it portends for the larger economy.
Employers stomped on the brakes in March, adding a mere 126,000 jobs and dragging the monthly average for the first quarter down to less than 200,000 per month. Think the Fed will hike rates if the downtrend continues?
One media report quoted DeMarco as saying that in the past year we have seen a renewed policy focus on questions regarding access to credit, which, in his view can risk repeating the approach that contributed to the financial crisis. There are many other warning signs, as well.
Is there a housing bubble forming? Where are home prices heading? What about starts? What are the growth prospects for non-agency? Housing experts at ABS Vegas offered their answers, and now you can read them.
The small uptick this past month may be another positive sign that a strengthening economy is bringing discouraged workers back into the workforce, but workforce participation does remain below the 2010-2014 average. Here are the details.
Some of our 2016 award winners have worked their way up in traditional mortgage companies, while others started their own businesses. They have made their mark in marketing, technology, economics, compliance, asset management, operations and business development.
According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the supply gap in 2015 was 400,000 units. Of course, that leads to price inflation on rental rates for existing units as well as driving developers to build. But today’s construction isn’t necessarily providing for all of tomorrow’s renters.
The solutions that offer so much promise also open up the possibility of 24/7 availability. The mission of many in our industry is satisfying consumer demand, and understandably so. But we should be careful. Sometimes consumers are ridiculous and unreasonable. Sometimes meeting their demands comes at too high a price.