Mortgage Update – February 14, 2018

    The Six Most Important Things You Need to Know From the Mortgage World this Week


    Last week another government shutdown was averted as the Senate passed a two-year budget deal.


    Economic data is the number one reason mortgage interest rates move daily. Rates move in relation to the deviation from expectations.


    Last week, the ISM National Services Index came in much higher than expected with one of best readings in over a decade.


    The ongoing strong economic data is continued proof that the economy is healthy, but also the reasons rates keep pushing up a little each week.


    Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) rose in January to an all-time high. This 100 question survey of 1000 consumers measures expectations of job security, if it is a good time to buy or sell, and if home prices will increase in 2018


    Mortgage delinquencies were up slightly in the 4th Qtr of 2017. The increase in the National Delinquency Survey conducted by the Mortgage Bankers Association was attributed primarily to last year’s hurricanes.



    Massive swings in the stock market caused tremendous rate volatility last week. Mortgage rates pushed up for the fifth straight week mostly due to inflation concerns stemming from the budget deal as well as optimistic comments from European central bankers.


    Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) are both due out on Wednesday, Industrial Production on Thursday, and Housing Starts on Friday.


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