Mortgage Economic Indicators and Data for April 2018

  Economic Data, Indicators, and Events from March 2018 that Affect the Mortgage Business Beware the Ides of March – an Interest Rate Hike and a Trade War all in the same month? What implications does a Trade War have for the Mortgage Business? Higher prices on imported steel and aluminum will raise costs on…

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Key Economic Date from January 2018 for Mortgage Professionals

Review of Key Economic Data from January 2018 for Mortgage Professionals. January usually gets off to a slow start as people recover from the Holidays, but there was a lot going on last month that affects the Mortgage Business. The Government shutdown lasted only a couple days because Congress was able to hammer out a…

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Key Economic Indicators Released in October 2017 that Affect the Mortgage Industry

Key economic Indicators Released in October 2017 that Affect the Mortgage Industry It’s nearing the end of 2017 and Mortgage Professionals are thinking about next year. The Mortgage Bankers Association is forecasting 2018 Total Mortgage Originations to be $1.60 Trillion, with purchase volume increasing 7.3% to $1.2T and refi volume decreasing 28% to $430 B. That’s…

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Key Mortgage Economic Indicators and Data Released in September 2017

September 2017 Key Economic Indicators Important to Mortgage Professionals Mark Paoletti,  MPaoletti@MortgageElements.com   The 2017 Hurricane season has been one of the worst on record and it’s not over. October still has the potential to generate more storms. Besides the Hurricanes, a lot news hit during September: more proposed changes to the tax code, typical North Korean shenanigans,…

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Key Economic Indicators, Data, and Events that Affect the Mortgage Industry September 2017

Key Economic Indicators, Data, and Events Released in August 2017 that Affect the Mortgage Industry August is considered the “Dog Days of Summer,” but this August was very eventful. Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, major changes to the Federal Tax Code were proposed, gasoline prices jumped, the DOW hit another record high, North Korea continued its…

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