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Experts: Housing isn’t running out of steam despite low inventory

And lackluster mortgage application numbers
The latest mortgage application report posted sad and familiar news. Applications are stuck in limbo as inventory stifles any housing demand in the market — Americans don’t see the point in applying for a mortgage until conditions improve. This problem isn't forever though, as at least one top Wall Street bank sees a better future for housing.
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A case of vacant homes versus Airbnb

Vacant homes aren’t decreasing — is Airbnb a cause?
A new report from Capital Economics raises a case against Airbnb: vacancies. While foreclosures decreased since 2010, the same can’t be said for vacancies that are off the market. It seems that Airbnb may have a hand in that, here’s why.
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Experts revise GDP rates, in different directions

But they agree on one thing: The Fed will raise rates this year
Experts disagree on the impact that the Brexit will have on U.S. GDP growth, with Capital Economics predicting a rebound in growth while Goldman Sachs revised their prediction down slightly. The one thing they can agree on? The Fed will still raise rates this year.
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Capital Economics: Economy nears full employment

Brexit to provide little economic impact
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.
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Home Depot stocking up for remodeling wave?

Dive deeper into the numbers and a strategy emerges
Today's earnings come on the heels of a weak building permits and housing starts report from the department of commerce. A closer look at those numbers, and Home Depot's, reveal a potential, bold strategy for the renovation retailer. Here it is.
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Capital Economics: GDP growth likely to underwhelm in 2016

GDP rises 0.5% in 1Q
While some of the headwinds that restricted first-quarter GDP growth will disappear in the second half of the year, it would still take a lot to salvage GDP for the year. And as the Bureau of Economic Analysis cautions, the first-quarter advance estimate is based on data that is incomplete or subject to further revision.
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No, this is not the end of refinance mortgage applications

Recent decrease not expected to become a trend
While the market saw a decline in mortgage applications during February, economists do not believe the trend will continue. Influenced in part by the seasonal market, as the job market improves, economists believe the housing market will continue to steadily increase throughout 2016.
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