Sunday, 25 August, 2019

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A prospective home buyer walks past real estate signs outside of a property during an open house in Phoenix, Arizona. Joshua Lott | Bloomberg | Getty Images The inverted yield curve isn’t just spooking people over a possible recession – it’s doing weird things to mortgage rates, too. Traditionally, adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, offer lower interest rates than fixed-rate loans, Read more…


Tommy Stubbington, Financial Times markets reporter, joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss Germany’s interest rates and Denmark’s negative mortgages rates.


Alistair Berg | Getty Images A key indicator for the commercial real estate market is showing signs of weakness, and uncertainty in the economy over the trade war, markets and interest rates may be to blame. The American Institute of Architects’ architecture billings improved slightly, though barely in positive territory, as demand for design services in July rose slightly. Design Read more…


George Ratiu, senior economist for realtor.com, and Bess Freedman, and CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, join “Squawk Box” to discuss the latest mortgage app data and the health of the housing market.


If you’re hoping to snag the best-available terms on a loan, a standard rule of thumb about credit card usage could end up standing in your way. The common advice is to keep revolving debt below 30% of your available credit so that your utilization rate doesn’t hurt your credit score. Yet experts say your FICO score — which most Read more…


After a rush on refinances, homeowners took a breather last week, despite still seeing the lowest interest rates in about three years. Overall mortgage application volume decreased 0.9% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume was still 70% higher annually, thanks to a stronger overall refinance market this year. Demand Read more…


Could the rate rout be in the rearview? U.S. Treasury yields rose Monday after a difficult week for stocks and bonds, which on Wednesday sent what many see as a recession signal when the spread between the 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields inverted. The move roiled markets, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 800 points that day, but the Read more…


Mortgage rates have been falling sharply over the last three months, which should be a major positive for the housing market, but so far reaction has been muted in both home sales and new home construction. The CEO of a major U.S. homebuilder says it’s all about confidence. “I’ve always maintained over the years that consumer confidence means more than Read more…


The nation’s homebuilders are feeling better about their business, as falling mortgage rates help more buyers afford homes. They are still not, however, building enough homes to meet demand. That has less to do with buyer demand and more to do with concerns about the larger economy and trade. Builder confidence for single-family homes hit 66 in August, 1 point Read more…


The home builders were hit along with everyone else on Wednesday after the 800 point sell-off for the Dow. CNBC’s Diana Olick reports.


CNBC’s Diana Olick reports the latest weekly mortgage application data.


A real estate agent and a potential home buyer in Coral Gables, Fla. Getty Images Another sharp drop in mortgage rates sent even more homeowners to their lenders, hoping to save money on their monthly payments. Mortgage application volume jumped 21.7% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume zoomed 81% Read more…


The average U.S. household’s debt is at its highest level since 2008, according to the New York Fed. Mortgages make up 68 percent of the total balance.


A real estate agent readies a house for viewing in Venice, Calif. Anne Cusack | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Homebuilders and buyers alike are pulling back, even as mortgage rates fall to multiyear lows. The housing market is simply too pricey, and consumers are starting to worry about the economy and their personal finances. Just 12% of adults Read more…


HGTV’s “Flip or Flop’s” Tarek El Moussa joins the “Power Lunch” team to discuss real estate investing and construction.

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