Weekly Mortgage Market Update for February 14, 2019

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For the Week Ending February 14, 2019

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.

 

Producer prices fell for a 2nd straight month in January, leading to the smallest annual increase in 1-1/2 years.Low or absent inflationary pressure is good for interest rates.
Retail sales recorded their biggest drop in 9+ years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018.
Jobless claims rose last week, pushing the 4-week moving average of claims to its highest level in just over a year & suggesting some moderation in job growth.

 

Most markets across the country are still seeing home prices inch up, although at a slower pace than in previous quarters. The national median price is $257,600.
The home theater is moving out of the basement and into the main living area. Home theaters are being replaced by comfy, cozy multifunctional media rooms.
A new report shows that only 13% of offers written by agents for their clients faced a bidding war last month—down significantly from 53% a year ago.

 

"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."

Thomas Carlyle

 

Rate movements and volatility are based on published, aggregate national averages and measured from the previous to the most recent midweek daily reporting period. These rate trends can differ from our own and are subject to change at any time.


Here is the Video version of this week's Markets in a Minute: 

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