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New Home Sales Highest in 8 Years.

MBA Mortgage Applications  (week ended 1/22/2015) – Purchase Index Week/Week +5.0%. Previous weeks were -2.0%, +18.0%,-15.0%, +4.0%, -3.0%, +0.04%, +8.0%, -1.0%, +12.0%, +0.1%, -1.0%, -3.0%, and +16.0%,. – Refinance Index Week/Week +11.0%. Previous weeks were +19.0%, +24.0%, -37.0%, +11.0%, +1.0%, +4.0%, -6.0%, -5.0%, +2.0%, -2.0%, -1.0%, -4.0%, and +9.0%. – Composite Index Week/Week +8.8% . […]

 

Home Prices up.

Redbook (week ended 1/23/2016) – Chain Store Sales year/year   +1.0%. Previous was +1.4%   FHFA House Price Index  (November 2015) – month/month +0.5%. Previous was +0.5% – year/year +5.9%. Previous was +6.1%. These are prices for homes purchased with FNMA or FHLMC loans only.   S&P Case-Shiller HPI (November 2015) – 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month […]

 

Home Prices up.

FHFA House Price Index  (November 2015) – month/month +0.5%. Previous was +0.5% – year/year +5.9%. Previous was +6.1%. These are prices for homes purchased with FNMA or FHLMC loans only.   S&P Case-Shiller HPI (November 2015) – 20-city, seasonally adjusted month/month +0.9%. Previous was +0.8% – 20-city, not seasonally adjusted month/month +0.1%. Previous was +0.1% […]

 

Texas Economy Suffers from Lower Oil Prices

Dallas Federal Reserve Manufacturing Survey (January 2016) – General Activity Index -34.6. Previous was -21.6 – Production Index -10.2. Previous was +12.7 This marks 13 consecutive months of contraction. Texas is in recession.  Like some nations it depends on oil prices to support its economy.  To be fair, Texas is a lot more diverse than […]

 

Existing Home Sales Healthy Despite Regulatory Disruption

Last two months of existing home sales data are inconsistent because of new regs that hit in that timeframe, but year-over-year data suggests healthier housing market.

 

Have jobless claims hit bottom?

Jobless Claims up for the fourth straight week.

 

Originations: Race To Master Digital Mortgages

Originations linkfest highlights U.S. mortgage market share, the race for digital mortgages, regulatory update, and social media risk control for companies.

 

Housing Starts down, Home purchase apps up, consumer inflation modest

Today’s Fundamentals: CPI inflation, housing starts, mortgage applications, chain store sales.

 

Homebuilders Remain Confident

Builder confidence dropped slightly in January but outlook still positive. Recap of numbers, explanation of why this stat matters, and TABLE 1985 to present.

 

If the Fed could talk trash on Twitter

Gallows humor from Fed meetings that took place during the crisis years.

 
 
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