For the Week Ending June 30, 2017

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets
  • Four out of five major global central banks are talking about tightening policy, including raising rates. Market reaction to the news could pressure rates higher.

  • Comments this week by Fed members, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen, have investors speculating that another Fed rate increase is likely this year.

  • First quarter GDP growth was revised higher in May, signaling a growing economy. Higher consumer spending also provided an improved outlook.

  • Home prices were up 5.5% year-over-year in April. Seattle, Portland, and Dallas reported the highest year-over-year gains, according to Case-Shiller.

  • Pending home sales were down again in May, as tight inventory continues to be an issue. Buyer interest remains solid even with fewer choices on the market.

  • Although inventory has declined month-over-month for 2 years, there may be hope. NAR found that 71% of homeowners think now is a good time to sell.

Homebuyer Tip: When negotiating an apartment purchase, remember to ask your agent if the listing price is the “condo-minimum” offer the seller is willing to take

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.

Don S.Riggs
Area Manager NMLS ID # 132702
(303) 429-7121
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Envoy Mortgage LTD, NMLS #6666

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