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Purchase apps and home prices are up! {Market Report} August 17th

Purchase apps and home prices are up! {Market Report} August 17th
August 17, 2020 abryant


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Now The Market Report . . .


Producer prices increased by the most in more than 1-1/2 years in July, but the overall trend in producer inflation remained subdued amid signs the economy’s recovery was faltering.

Consumer prices jumped 0.6% in July. However, inflation remains in check with consumer prices up just 1% over the past year. Low inflation is good for mortgage rates.

Initial jobless claims for last week came in below 1 million for the first time since March. Continued claims dropped to 15.5 million, the lowest level since early April.


Although it would be expected that low rates are fueling refinance mortgage applications, purchase applications rose 2% for the week and were 22% higher than a year ago.

Home prices continued to rise in the 2nd qtr. The median single family home price increased year over year in 96% of measured markets, with a national median of $291,300.

The FHFA implemented a new adverse market refinance fee of 0.5% this week, affecting refinances sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The fee came as a surprise to lenders.


“If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.”
Steven Wright


This week’s potential market moving reports are:

Monday, August 17th:         National Association of Home Builders Index
Tuesday, August 18th:        Housing Starts, Building Permits
Wednesday, August 19th:   FOMC Minutes
Thursday, August 20th:      First Time Jobless Claims
Friday, August 21st:             Existing Home Sales


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