Items Tagged with '2016 housing outlook'


  • Here's the housing story (or lack thereof) of the 2016 election

    How housing didn't matter in this campaign
    Well America, we made it. We survived the most ridiculous, insane, over-the-top, depressing, and ultimately underwhelming campaign in modern political history and we made it. It’s #ElectionDay. So considering that we focus on housing here at HousingWire (hence the name), we felt it important to look at how housing mattered (actually it didn’t) in this election cycle.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage market soaring in 2016, will fall back in 2017

    Time to get while the getting's good
    Freddie Mac continues to believe that mortgage lending is on track for a big year this year, but now expects the market to tap the brakes in 2017. But it won’t be purchase mortgage originations that will drag down 2017’s origination total, as purchase and home improvement mortgage activity is actually expected to rise next year. According to the Freddie Mac report, next year’s drop will be driven by a significant decline in refinances.
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  • FBR: Mortgage lending set for best quarter since 2007

    Strong 3rd quarter expected to push total originations above $2 trillion
    Less than one month ago, the analysts of FBR & Co. predicted that 2016 could prove to the best year for mortgage lending since 2013, but a new report from those same analysts suggests that 2016 could be even stronger than they originally predicted. Driving FBR’s increased projection is a strong 3rd quarter, which could prove to be the best for mortgage lending since the 4th quarter of 2007.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage interest rates will hit 40-year low in 2016

    GSE predicts best year for home sales since 2006
    If current trends hold steady, this year could prove to be a banner year for housing, Freddie Mac said in a new report. In Freddie Mac’s new monthly outlook report, the government-sponsored enterprise states that it is currently projecting a “surge” in mortgage originations during the third quarter, further reinforcing its view that 2016 will be the “best year” for home sales since 2006.
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  • FBR: Mortgage market booms, will push $2 trillion in 2016

    Cites continued low rates and stable regulatory environment
    Count the analysts of FBR & Co. among those thinking that 2016 is going to end up being one of the strongest years for mortgage lending in recent memory. In a new report, FBR analysts Paul Miller and Tim Hayes tout a mortgage market that is “continuing to shine” throughout this year, thanks in large part to the continually low mortgage interest rates that are now the norm and the “most stable regulatory environment in years.”
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing talk finally coming to the 2016 election?

    A full rundown of all things housing in the race for the White House
    Well, we're smack dab in the middle of election season now, and housing is thus far, decidedly not on the agenda. But is that all about to change? While Republican nominee Donald Trump didn't touch on housing in his acceptance speech last week, the Republican Party platform does call for significant changes to the country's housing finance system. As for the Democrats, the party made two big moves over the weekend that could bring housing into the conversation.
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  • Housing experts fear impact of Trump, Sanders presidency

    Zillow survey shows experts bullish on Clinton; not so much on Trump, Sanders
    Regardless of who wins in November, whether its presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or Sen. Bernie Sanders, the next president will have an impact on housing. But just what kind of impact? According to a new Zillow survey, housing experts are concerned more by the prospect of a President Trump or a President Sanders.
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  • Fannie Mae: Economic growth weak, but housing is improving

    Can housing save this great nation?
    The major economic indicators disappointed in the first quarter, and will lead to a weaker than expected performance for the country’s economy this year, economists at Fannie Mae said in a new report. And positive housing trends won’t be enough to save 2016 from that weak first quarter.
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  • Freddie Mac: Rough start to 2016 doesn't damper housing outlook

    Projected to keep momentum in 2016
    So far this year, the housing market has struggled to get itself off the ground, but according to an updated forecast report from Freddie Mac, housing is expected "to maintain its momentum in 2016 and be an economic engine of growth." Here are the new predictions for this year, including what to expect from mortgage rates.
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