Monthly Archives: April 2019

Coming Wave of Young Millennial Home Buyers Expected to Further Tighten Market for Starter Homes

2019-04-30T12:08:07-04:00

Nearly 45 million Americans will reach the typical age for first-time home buyers in the next decade, 3.1 million more than in the 10 years prior

– Starter homes have gained 57.3% in value over the past five years,

Coming Wave of Young Millennial Home Buyers Expected to Further Tighten Market for Starter Homes2019-04-30T12:08:07-04:00

First American: Two Competing Forces Stabilize Defect Risk

2019-04-30T12:08:43-04:00

According to First American’s Loan Application Defect Index sellers’ market conditions increased fraud risk, but the rising share of lower-risk refinance transactions reduced fraud risk, says Chief Economist Mark Fleming

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title

First American: Two Competing Forces Stabilize Defect Risk2019-04-30T12:08:43-04:00

Dave Hershman: Have Rates Hit Their Lows?

2019-04-30T12:01:43-04:00

Much has been made of the fact that interest rates are lower this year than those “high paid” market analysts predicted. These lower rates have contributed to a rebound in the stock market during the first third of the year.

Dave Hershman: Have Rates Hit Their Lows?2019-04-30T12:01:43-04:00

National Association of Home Builders to Co-Host Hud Innovative Housing Showcase

2019-04-29T14:23:42-04:00

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host the Department’s inaugural “Innovative Housing Showcase.” The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June

National Association of Home Builders to Co-Host Hud Innovative Housing Showcase2019-04-29T14:23:42-04:00

How Tariffs & Tariff Announcements are Affecting Building Materials Imports from China

2019-04-29T14:23:43-04:00

In July 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced its intention to levy tariffs on a series of imports from China. USTR rolled out proposed tariffs in three waves, with the third list (List 3) covering approximately $200 billion

How Tariffs & Tariff Announcements are Affecting Building Materials Imports from China2019-04-29T14:23:43-04:00

MIG Market Watch, April 29th, 2019

2019-04-29T14:29:59-04:00

MARKET COMMENT
Mortgage bond prices finished the week slightly higher which helped rates fall. Rates were negative Monday morning amid escalating oil prices and inflation fears. Those losses were reversed Tuesday and Wednesday amid mixed data. FHFA housing data was lower

MIG Market Watch, April 29th, 20192019-04-29T14:29:59-04:00