Mortgage bonds are down again for the third day in a row. Successfully giving back nearly all the rate gains we had seen last week. Why you ask are did we lose steam on that amazing rate rally, well watch the video to find out. I’m moving to a cautiously floating stance as we near the bottom end of the new trading channel. Today’s news held for us national home price levels and consumer confidence numbers, plus we kick off the first of 99 billion in auctions today.
- Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report. First-time homebuyers made up 31% of all sales in August. Homes are selling quickly with 51% of homes on the market for less than a month. A limited supply continues to drive up prices for the 66th consecutive month.
- Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.” First American just released the results of a survey which sheds light on the reasons for the […]
- More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell!Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index is now 21 points higher than it was this time last year. Overall, 62% of Americans surveyed […]
- Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]