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August Jobs Report Disappoints

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Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for August came in worse than expected, but Mortgage Bonds and home loan rates hovered near some of their best levels of the year.

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Home Price Gains Slowing

CoreLogic reported on Tuesday that home prices, including distressed sales, rose by 7.41% on an annual basis in July, up from the 7.32% recorded annually in June. The 7.41% gain in July is down from the near 12% annual gain recorded in February...

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Housing Makes a Comeback

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Last Week in Review: Key reports indicate that the housing recovery is back on track, while inflation remains tame.

Forecast for the Week: August ends on a busy note, with important reports on housing, inflation, economic...

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Bad News Good For Rates

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Last Week in Review: Disappointing Retail Sales figures, tame wholesale inflation, and debt worries in Europe helped keep home loan rates near their best levels of the year.

Forecast for the Week: Several key housing repo...

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Small World, Big Market Volatility

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Last Week in Review: Key housing and labor market news was released, but events from overseas dominated the headlines.

Forecast for the Week: Look for important news on inflation, manufacturing, and consumer attitudes and...

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GDP Surges, Labor Holding Steady

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Last Week in Review: The Jobs Report for July met expectations, and so did the Fed’s taper announcement. But there was one big surprise—find out more.

Forecast for the Week: The economic calendar is quiet, but earning...

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Did Housing Numbers Disappoint?

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Last Week in Review: Housing, inflation and labor market news dominated the headlines at home, while tensions continued in several regions overseas.

Forecast for the Week: Look for data on housing, consumer attitudes, inf...

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June Existing Home Sales Rise

The National Association of Realtors reported on Tuesday that June Existing Home Sales rose by 2.6% from May to an annual rate of 5.04 million units, which was above the 5.0 million expected. However, sales are 2.3% below the 5.16 million recor...

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Inflation Was Hot, Housing Was Not

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Last Week in Review: Housing numbers and retails sales were disappointing, wholesale inflation is heating up, and tensions overseas had a big impact on the markets.

Forecast for the Week: Key housing and inflation reports...

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Home Builder Sentiment Surges in July

The National Association of Home Builders reported on Wednesday that its July Housing Market Index rose four points to 53 and above the 50 expected. It was the first reading above 50 this year, which indicates sales conditions as good. Below 50...

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