Mortgage Update – September 6, 2016

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


    Friday’s Employment report was mildly disappointing with 151K jobs added in August (175K had been expected). The unemployment rate remained at 4.9%.


    The ISM National Manufacturing Index also came in lower than expected signaling slowness in the U.S. manufacturing sector.


    These two reports did little to settle the question of whether the Fed will raise rates at the Fed’s September 24th meeting (investors have assigned about a 25% chance of a rate hike).


    NAR President, Tom Salone, recently commented that “an issue seen earlier in the housing recovery may be reemerging. Realtors are indicating appraisal complications are appearing more frequently as the reason why some home settlements are being delayed…”


    He continued, “Appraisal-related contract issues have notably risen over the past year, and were the root cause of over a quarter of contract delays in the past three months… Realtors are carefully monitoring this trend.”


    It is more important than ever to work with lenders who use only the very best local appraisers.



    Despite the lower than expected Employment and ISM Manufacturing Index figures, mortgage rates have been remarkably flat over the last month and remain unchanged.


    The ISM National Services Index will be released on Tuesday and the Job Openings & Labor Turnover Rates Report on Wednesday. The European Central Bank will also be meeting on Thursday.


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