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Reverse Mortgages, The Dodgers and Rates creep higher! {Market Report} October 15th

Reverse Mortgages, The Dodgers and Rates creep higher! {Market Report} October 15th
October 15, 2018 abryant



Do you know anyone interested in a Reverse Mortgage? American Family Funding is hosting a complimentary dinner with Reverse Mortgage expert Des Lenz on Tuesday, October 23rd, 6-8 PM, at Wolf Creek Restaurant. Des will offer examples on how a reverse mortgage can be used as an effective retirement tool and answer your questions.

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Now The Market Report . . .


The weekly rate change was small, yet mortgage rates continued to creep up as 10-year Treasury bond yields hit a 7-year high. Rising bond yields pressure mortgage rates higher.

Along with a growing economy, inflation puts upward pressure on rates. Core wholesale inflation (stripping out food and energy prices) rose slightly in September.

The labor market continues to show strength, despite jobless claims coming in higher than expected last week. Claims still remain near a 49-year low.


Although mortgage rates have risen, applications still remain strong. Purchase applications were down 1% over the previous week but 2% higher over last year.

CoreLogic shows that loans 30 days or more past due dropped from 4.3% to 4.1%. Seriously delinquent loans also dropped from 1.7% to 1.6%.

Home inventory is showing signs of improving in different markets across the nation. More inventory could help offset rising mortgage rates to improve sales.


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This week’s potential market moving reports are:


Monday, October 15th:          Retail Sales

Tuesday, October 16th:         Industrial Production, Home Builder Index

Wednesday, October 17th:    Housing Starts, Building Permits, FOMC Minutes

Thursday, October 18th:        First Time Jobless Claims

Friday, October 19th:             Existing Home Sales

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