FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 11, 2017

For the Week Ending August 11, 2017

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets
  • Producer prices fell in July, recording their biggest drop in 11 months and pointing to lower inflation. The lack of inflation could help keep mortgage rates low.

  • Geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have caused stocks to lose ground. Traders have moved to bonds for safety, helping mortgage rates.

  • Jobless claims below 300,000 continue to show labor market strength. However, it's not likely the Fed will raise rates until inflation increases
  • Mortgage applications rose 3% last week. While refinance apps were up 5%, purchase apps were also up 1% compared to the previous week.

  • Three projects found to have highest ROI for adding value to a home were: fixing window leaks; remodeling the basement or a bathroom; and better insulating the attic.

  • Corelogic reports that May's number of delinquent mortgages was at the lowest level in nearly a decade. Foreclosure inventory was also much lower.

"Why is it that I always catch you goofing off?!" asked the boss.
The employee replied, "That's easy. It's because you walk so quietly!"

Rate movements and volatility are based on published, aggregate national averages and measured from the previous to the most recent midweek daily reporting period. These rate trends can differ from our own and are subject to change at any time.

Sincerely,
Don S.Riggs
Area Manager NMLS ID # 132702
(303) 429-7121
driggs@envoymortgage.com
NMLS ID # 6666 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)
envoymortgage.com
Envoy Mortgage LTD, NMLS #6666

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