Mortgage rates continue to surge in 2018 out of concerns over inflation pushing above targeted levels due to a growing economy fueled by recent tax cuts.
Another reason rates are trending higher is simply less potential demand for bonds if the U.S. budget deficit grows and both China and Europe buy less.
Friday’s Employment Report came in mostly as expected but annual wage growth was well above the consensus forecast, adding to the recent inflationary concerns.
Home Sales finished 2017 at the highest level since 2006 despite inventory being at only a 3.2 month supply, the lowest since tracking began in 1999.
The Fed, meeting for the last time last week under the leadership of Janet Yellen, left rates unchanged setting the stage for an increase in March under her successor Jerome Powell.
Powell is being officially sworn in this week as speculation grows that the Fed may pick up the pace of future rate hikes, which have been bumped up five times since late 2015.
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