Category: Financial Reports

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week &#...

Last week’s economic reporting included the National Association of Home Builders’ Housing Market Index reports on building permits issued and housing starts, The National Association of Realtors(R) reported on sales of previously owned homes, and weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also published.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week &#...

Last week’s economic reporting included readings from S&P Case Shiller Home Price Indices, the National Association of Realtors(R)’ report on pending home sales, and the University of Michigan’s final consumer sentiment index for September. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released.

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Case-Shiller: June Home Prices Higher

S&P Case Shiller Home Price Indices reported new record gains for home prices in June. The National Home Price Index rose by a seasonally-adjusted annual pace of 18.60 percent as compared to May’s home price increase rate of 16.80 percent. Home prices were 41 percent higher than they were during the 2006 housing boom; home price growth was driven by high demand for homes coupled with short supplies of homes for sale.

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