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Rates creep up, but demand remains strong! {Market Report} September 24th

Rates creep up, but demand remains strong! {Market Report} September 24th
September 24, 2018 abryant

Market Report - American Family Funding




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Now The Market Report . . .


Mortgage rates crept up this week to the highest levels since May. Market indicators and analysis suggest they will not fall any time soon.

Consumer sentiment rose to a 17-year high last week. Confidence improved as consumers grow more optimistic about the economy and their personal finances.

The labor market also continues to show strength and is considered at or near full employment. Unemployment filings for last week fell to a near 49-year low.


Home builder sentiment rose unexpectedly in September to its strongest level in 11 months, prompted by renewed interest in purchases following a summer lull.

Housing starts rose in August, boosted by a jump in multifamily construction and a rise in single-family homebuilding. Building permits, however, fell slightly.

Existing home sales were unchanged in August, following 4 months of declines. Supply continues to be an issue, although demand remains strong.


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This week’s potential market moving reports are:


Monday, September 24th:           Chicago Fed National Activity Index

Tuesday, September 25th:          Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Consumer Confidence

Wednesday, September 26th:     New Home Sales, MBA Applications, Fed Announcement

Thursday, September 27th:         Pending Home Sales, First Time Jobless Claims

Friday, September 28th:              Consumer Sentiment, Core Inflation


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