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April Housing Starts fell 0.2% from March to an annual rate of 1.724 million units versus 1.765 million expected. Starts were up 14.6% from a year ago. Building Permits dropped 3.2% to 1.819 million versus 1.812 million. Single-family starts rose 3.7% annually and were down 7.3% monthly. Multi-fa...
05/18/2022
Mortgage backed securities were up 31 basis points today at 99.28 having closed 568 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 5.00% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was around 4.50%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the...
05/18/2022
April Retail Sales rose a strong 0.9%, which was inline with estimates while March was revised higher to 1.4% from 0.7%. Core Retail Sales were up 0.6% versus 0.4% while March was revised higher to 2.1% from 1.4%. However, Retail sales aren't adjusted for inflation. That means that while consumer...
05/17/2022
Mortgage backed securities were down 62basis points today at 98.97 having closed 603 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 5.00% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was around 4.50%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or th...
05/17/2022
A key manufacturing index fell well below recent levels while Goldman Sachs cuts its economic growth forecasts for 2022. The New York State Manufacturing Index fell to 11.6 this month from 24.60 in April and below the 17 expected. New orders declined, and shipments fell at the fastest pace since ...
05/16/2022
Mortgage backed securities were up 25 basis points today at 99.59 having closed 545 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 5.00% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was around 4.50%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the...
05/16/2022
Mortgage backed securities were down 12 basis points today at 99.34 having closed 573 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 5.00% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was around 4.50%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or t...
05/13/2022
Home borrowing costs inched higher last week and are up big from a year ago. Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5.30% this week from 5.27% last week with an average of 0.9 in points and fees. A year ago the rate was 2.94%. The 15-year fell to 4.48% from 4.52%, also w...
05/12/2022
Mortgage backed securities were up 25 basis points today at 99.50 having closed 561points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 5.00% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was around 4.50%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the ...
05/12/2022
The New York Federal Reserve Bank reports that total household debt in the first quarter of 2022, increasing by $266 billion (1.7%) to $15.84 trillion. Balances now stand $1.7 trillion higher than at the end of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Mortgage balances rose by $250 billion in Q2 2022 ...
05/10/2022
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