Weekly Mortgage Market Update for Mar 29, 2019

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For the Week Ending March 29, 2019
 

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

 

Global economic concerns have sent bond prices soaring this week as investors move to safety. Improved bond prices have helped bring mortgage rates lower.
The 4th quarter GDP number was reduced from 2.6% to 2.2%, signaling economic growth slowed even more than was initially reported.
Consumer confidence slumped in March, missing forecasts. This was the 4th decline in 5 months and could contribute to slowing the economy.

 

Housing starts fell 8.7% in February, the most in 8 months. Construction of single-family homes dropped to more than a 1-1/2-year low.
Home prices, however, continued to rise in January. Nationally, prices rose 4.3% year-over-year, which is near the long-term average pace.
Despite lower mortgage rates, pending home sales dropped 1% in February compared with January. Further rate drops in March could bring more sales.

 

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."
Peter Drucker

 

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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