There are 6 blog entries for April 2008.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 at 4:15pm. 423 Views, 0 Comments.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 at 3:27pm. 833 Views, 0 Comments.
Monday, April 21st, 2008 at 9:16am. 613 Views, 0 Comments.
Rough Week For Rates - But A Late Rally?
What an anomalistic time we are in! The current price of the Treasuries would indicate our mortgage rates should be in the 5.25% neighborhood, WRONG. It may not matter how low the Fed lowers rates if none of the lenders are buying money. Thus, our rates have crept from 5.75% to 6% in just a few days. Well it looks like help is coming. Freddie Mac has agreed to buy $15B worth of mortgage in an effort to add more liquidity to the market. This will free up more money for banks to lend to our borrowers! Rate help may be here.
Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 2:53pm. 282 Views, 0 Comments.
Median Sales Price Appreciation of 2 Bedroom Condominiums
in Selected San Francisco Neighborhoods*
Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 2:40pm. 238 Views, 0 Comments.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Yesterday’s CPI more or less met forecasts (.3% increase in the overall reading and the 0.2% rise in the core data), March’s Housing Starts report was a surprise, however, and showed a much larger than expected decline in starts of new homes: the nearly 12% drop in starts of new homes is their lowest level in 17 years (Mostly blamed on multi-family starts). March’s Industrial Production report showed a 0.3% rise in output at U.S. factories, mines and utilities, stronger than the 0.1% decline that was expected, pushing rates higher. All in all, in spite of longer-term rates heading up, most economists still believe that the Fed will cut overnight rates again at the end of the month.
Monday, April 7th, 2008 at 10:56pm. 294 Views, 0 Comments.
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