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Capital Economics on mortgage apps: Nowhere to go but up

Fundamentals point to upswing over the long haul
Trey Garrison
Mortgage rates finished February flat after a very down run through the bulk of the month. While some are concerned, here are a few reasons other analysts are much more optimistic.
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Latest data shows housing economy sluggish

New home sales decline shows housing liftoff isn’t near
Trey Garrison
New home sales flatlined in January, but while some say it's a sign the housing market is in for a long slog, others are optimistic about the long-haul for 2015. Here's why.
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Housing and mortgage lending stall at the start of 2015

How bad will it get, or is this just a stumble?
Trey Garrison
Is the rough start to 2015 in both housing and mortgage finance just a stutter, or does it portend worse things to come? Here’s what the experts are saying.
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Housing market starts 2015 on several weak notes

Construction, confidence, applications all down
Trey Garrison
The housing market is off to an inauspicious start. Is there reason for cautious optimism? Perhaps. Here’s why.
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Capital Economics: Low interest rates spur refi spree

See a sustained boom for purchases
Trey Garrison
The further drop in 30-year mortgage interest rates, to an 18-month low of 3.8%, is starting to be reflected in mortgage applications. Here’s what Capital Economics sees.
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Housing sales weak heading into 2015

Capital Economics: Housing not off the rails
Trey Garrison
The sharp decline in new and existing home sales in November is not a sign that the housing recovery is coming off the rails, but it is troubling.
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Here’s how falling oil prices could hit the mortgage industry

The question is if the gains will offset the losses
Trey Garrison
Oil prices aren’t going up anytime soon, and we could be looking at $35-per-barrel oil before all is said and done. Here’s how that could impact housing and mortgage finance.
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Capital Economics: Don’t panic about November home sales

Analyst says existing home sales will rebound, but others differ
Trey Garrison
Economists differ on what November's existing home sales plunge means. One says don't panic, another says it's part of a larger underlying weakness.
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Home-price growth will stabilize around 4% through 2015

Capital Economics: Lower LTV will offset any drags
Trey Garrison
Despite likely coming interest rate hikes and depressed energy prices, Capital Economics expects home-price growth to stabilize around 4% in 2015. Here's why.
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Capital Economics: 4 predictions impact renting and homebuying

Rent to rise faster than home price inflation
Brena Swanson
The housing market is predicted to break a three year trend as the end of rapid home price increases opens the door to an increase in rent prices. Here’s why.
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