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You’re Invited May 31! {Market Report} May 29th

You’re Invited May 31! {Market Report} May 29th
May 29, 2018 abryant

We’d love for you to be our guest at our Treinta y uno de Mayo Fiesta this week! Stop by to say “Hi” and enjoy tacos, margaritas, cerveza and good company. Thursday, May 31, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at our AFF office, 28368 Constellation Road, Suite 398. Please RSVP Angie@affloans.com or 661-505-4307. Let me know if you can make it!


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Now The Market Report . . .


Minutes released this week from last month’s Fed meeting point to a policy rate increase in June. However, mortgage rates likely won’t be affected.

Inflation is showing signs of increasing, but the Fed isn’t too concerned yet. They indicated a temporary period of higher inflation would still be ok for the economy.

The labor market continues to tighten, with unemployment at a 17-year low of 3.9%. A strong labor market is supportive of a Fed rate increase in June.


Sales of new single-family homes fell slightly in April but were higher than expected. Economists blame the drop on lack of inventory.

Home prices continue to rise, according to the FHFA Housing Price Index. However, the rate of increase has slowed compared to previous months.

Mortgage applications were down again last week, but refinance applications were most affected. Purchase applications were still 3% higher than a year ago.


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This week’s potential market moving reports are:


Monday, May 28th:          Memorial Day, All Markets Closed

Tuesday, May 29th:         S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI, Consumer Confidence

Wednesday, May 30th:    MBA Mortgage Applications, ADP Employment Report, Corporate Profits

Thursday, May 31st:         First Time Jobless Claims, Pending Home Sales

Friday, June 1st:               National Employment, Construction Spending, ISM Manufacturing Index

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