Items Tagged with 'Rate Hikes'


  • Fannie Mae: Housing market will stabilize in 2019

    Summarizes 2019 projections: "The economy’s slowing, the Fed slows, housing plateaus"
    After multiple rate hikes brought volatility into the housing market, 2019 should see things stabilize as the pace of rate increases slows, according to Fannie Mae. Researchers said they expect little change for mortgage rates in the year ahead, and that combined with a slower pace of home price appreciation, should "support affordability and buyer confidence."
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  • Experts: Wage growth could further rate hikes in 2019

    But one expert thinks 2018 will end on a jolly note
    In November, the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7% and wages rose slightly, leading some experts to predict the likelihood of continual rate hikes in 2019. Despite these concerns, one expert believes homebuyers will end the year on a jolly note.
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