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Items Tagged with 'Capital Economics'


Private capital is returning to the mortgage market

Shrinking spread between jumbo and conforming mortgages is a positive indicator
April 11, 2014
“We think that the decline in the jumbo-conforming mortgage interest rate spread is a positive sign for the future of the mortgage market,” Capital Economics Property Economist Paul Diggle said.
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The weather is improving but housing conditions are not — here's why

Is the housing recovery stalling?
February 21, 2014
Yes, the weather is inhibiting housing but so are mortgage rates. Could it actually be a conglomeration of variables that are causing a stall in housing recovery?
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Is snow a good or bad forecast for housing?

February work days slip even further down
February 14, 2014
February already falls in at the low end for monthly day counts, but that in compilation with this week’s snowstorm, President’s Day weekend and another winter storm in the forecast, puts this month even lower in count. So what does this mean for housing?
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Janet Yellen must face these 5 challenges head on

Will she be Action Janet or Caretaker Janet?
February 7, 2014
Like the 12 labors of Hercules, here are the five challenges facing new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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Is the growing market share of ARMs cause for concern?

Capital Economics wants to know
February 4, 2014
The economics company states the adjusted rate mortgage appears to be in the middle of something akin to a renaissance. And it gives three reasons this trend is not a heart stopper.
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How can 2014 home sales outpace 2013?

One research firm thinks it knows
January 20, 2014
Sales will pick up, and they will even get a boost from rising prices lifting equity for existing owners/potential buyers who need to put down larger payments down. That's what Capital Economics is betting.
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A "recovery" that needs life support

What happens when they pull the plug?
January 17, 2014
Whether housing is in a bubble depends on how a bubble is defined, of course, but there are some startling disparities in home prices and incomes.
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3 things to know about interest rates in 2014

Whether they rise or not, things are going to change
January 10, 2014
There is a lot of pressure on interest rates to rise, but how much they will and what effect a hike will have is subject to debate. It's like everyone is walking a tight rope.
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Jobs report: A green-light for Fed tapering?

Unemployment falls to a five-year low of 7%; construction jobs tick up
December 6, 2013
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in the most recent government report, prompting market analysts to predict a tapering decision from the Fed on the purchase of mortgage bonds and Treasurys in the coming months.
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Job gains pass market expectations

Positive economic news point to a Fed tapering
November 8, 2013
The much bigger than expected gain, combined with a cumulative 60,000 upward revision to the gains in the two preceding months increase speculation that the Federal Reserve will begin tapering in December.
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