What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 5, 2021

Financial Reports
Last week’s economic reports included readings from S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and data on pending home sales. Readings on job growth and und unemployment were also released along with weekly reports on mortgage rates and jobless claims. S&P Case-Shiller: April Home Price Gains Reach Record Highs Craig Lazzara, managing director and global head of investment strategy for S&P Dow Jones Indices, said that April’s year-over-year national home price growth rate of 14.60 percent was “ truly extraordinary.” All cities included in the 20-City Home Price Index posted higher home prices;  five cities including Charlotte, North Carolina, Cleveland, Ohio, and…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 28, 2021

Financial Reports
Last week’s economic reports included readings on sales of new and previously-owned homes.  Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released. New Home Sales Fall in May New home sales dropped to their lowest reading in a year in May with 769,000 new single-family homes sold on a  seasonally adjusted annual basis.  May’s reading was 5.90 percent lower than April’s reading of 817,000 sales but was 9.20 percent higher year-over-year. May’s decline in new home sales was caused by a 14.50 percent decrease in sales in the South; Sales rose by 33 percent in the Northeast and…
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Juggling Priorities: How to Manage Buying a New Home and Selling Your Old One at the Same Time

Home Buyer Tips
Are you a homeowner who is thinking about selling their current home and making an upgrade to a newer, larger home? If you're facing the prospect of having to manage a home purchase and a home sale at the same time you'll find that there are numerous priorities that are begging for your attention. In today's blog post we'll share a few tips for how to manage a buying and selling transaction simultaneously without being overwhelmed by them. Start By Getting Your Finances In Order Before you start the hunt for a new home you'll want to ensure that your…
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