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Home price gains strongest in months

Capital Economics: House price growth ahead
Trey Garrison
Despite the September slowdown in home price growth, Capital Economics says the future for housing looks better than you think.
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Prediction: Limited prospect of strong, sustainable home price gains

Capital Economics: Housing drivers changing
Trey Garrison
With inventories shrinking, home sales picking up, and mortgage rates likely to start rising, a lot of the drivers of housing prices are up-ending.
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Refinancing boosted by declining mortgage interest rates

Capital Economics: Sustained surge not in the cards
Trey Garrison
The decline in mortgage interest rates to a 17-month low in October provided a temporary boost to refinancing activity, says Capital Economics in a client note.
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Capital Economics: Housing weakness really in the rearview?

Home price growth is slowing, but signs point to coming pick up
Trey Garrison
The month-on-month increase in house prices in September suggests that the housing market is putting the very weak mid-year period behind it, according to a client note from Capital Economics.
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CoreLogic: Home price growth "clearly slowing"

Housing markets put weak mid-year behind them
Brena Swanson
“Home prices continue to rise compared with this time last year but the rate of growth is clearly slowing as we exit 2014,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “With more positive macro-economic trends emerging in the U.S., we are forecasting moderate price growth for 2015.”
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Fannie, Freddie to take on more credit risk

Capital Economics: Weighing up the FHFA’s mortgage proposals
Trey Garrison
Proposals to lower the minimum down-payment on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed mortgages at the same time as reducing banks’ exposure to put-back risk may help accelerate the planned modest loosening in mortgage credit conditions.
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QE3 ends, how long until interest rates rise?

Hensarling: "The end of QE is good news"
Brena Swanson
The market expected the announcement of the end of quantitative easing Wednesday, putting an end to a more than two-year-old asset purchase program. Now the market is left to adjust for where the next step could potentially be.
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4 economists break down the latest S&P/Case-Shiller numbers

Here’s what they mean for housing and mortgage lending
Trey Garrison
The latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices show that home price growth continues to slow, but there’s more to the story than the headline numbers.
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Analysts: New home sales stall-out is a disappointment

Expect some rebound but demand remains restrained
Trey Garrison
New home sales stalled in September to just 0.2% growth, following the previous month’s downwardly revised jump of 10%. Analysts think this is more an outlier than a trend, but any optimism is heavily qualified.
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Capital Economics: Recovery in home sales marches on

Analysts bullish on housing
Trey Garrison
The increase in existing home sales in September took sales activity to a 12-month high, and with falling mortgage interest rates and what some see as an improving labor market, Capital Economics is getting bullish on housing.
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