Items Tagged with '2019 forecast'

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  • Bring on the refis: Freddie Mac expects mortgage rates to remain low all year

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is projected to average 4.3% in 2019
    Low mortgage rates are expected to boost homebuyer affordability for the remainder of 2019, according to Freddie Mac’s April Forecast. In fact, Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said low mortgage rates and stronger wage growth translate into better home sales in the coming months, along with better than expected refinance activity for the rest of the year.
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  • Home sales will be stymied in 2019 by high prices and "underbuilding"

    Grant Thornton chief economist says housing market will "tread water"
    A shortage of entry-level homes will stymie the housing market this year, nullifying much of the impact of lower mortgage rates, according to a forecast by Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton chief economist. "The housing market will tread water in 2019 as supply constraints and affordability problems offset any gains from slightly lower mortgage rates," Swonk said.
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  • Trulia: Here’s what will happen in housing in 2019

    Mortgage rates will hit 10-year high
    It’s the trillion-dollar question that everyone’s looking for an answer for. What’s housing going to do next year? A new survey and forecast from Trulia shows that people want to buy a house, but they may not be able to afford it right now thanks to a combination of rising rates and rising home prices. The bad news is that it’s likely only going to get worse in 2019.
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  • Here are 5 AI trends to watch for in 2019

    How far will tech advance in the new year?
    This year is drawing to a close, and many experts are already predicting the direction mortgage lending will take in 2019. One way lenders can keep up with the challenging lending environments is through technological enhancements. One expert outlined five artificial intelligence trends that lenders should watch out for in 2019.
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