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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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Capital Economics: FOMC meeting reveals global concerns

Rate hike likely to happen as soon as March 2015
Brena Swanson
The latest Federal Open Market Committee September meeting minutes revealed that some Fed officials were staying cautious of the weakness of economic growth in China and the euro-zone.
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Capital Economics: August price growth was strongest in five months

Home prices are slowing but not as bad as earlier this year
Trey Garrison
The increase in the CoreLogic measure of house prices in August, although barely half the average monthly gain of August 2012 and 2013, suggests that the housing market is putting the soft patch in prices from earlier this year behind it, a client note from Capital Economics says.
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CoreLogic: Home price growth continues downward trend

Balances the real estate market
Brena Swanson
"Continued moderation of home price appreciation is a welcomed sign of more balanced real estate markets and less pressure on affordability for potential home buyers in the near future," said Mark Fleming, chief economist at CoreLogic.
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Capital Economics: Home price growth will slow to 4% annualized

Loosening credit, stronger wage growth could trigger homebuilding boom
Trey Garrison

Loosening mortgage credit conditions, decent job gains and an eventual acceleration in wage growth will help home sales to rise over the next 12 months, according to Paul Diggle, property economist at Capital Economics.


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Housing start woes go deeper than single-month drop

Analysts still see silver linings in the long term
Trey Garrison
With news Thursday that privately owned housing starts plunged 14.4% in August, many were left scratching their heads at how starts could have printed so poorly.
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