FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 14, 2016

For the Week Ending October 14, 2016

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets
  • Minutes from last month's FOMC meeting showed several members in favor of raising policy rates, making a rate hike before the end of the year more likely.

 

  • Supporting the Fed's view of an improving economy, jobless claims once again hit a new low this week. Labor market strength could push the Fed to raise rates.

 

  • The Fed also looks at inflation when deciding if and when to raise policy rates. Inflation has been increasing, also supportive of a rate increase before year's end.
  • New home sales unexpectedly rose in July, reaching their highest level in nearly 9 years. Sales were up an amazing 31.3% from a year a go.
 
  • Existing home sales were down slightly, however, as tight inventory remains an issue. Existing home sales had previously increased 4 straight months.
 
  • The housing market as a whole remains strong, supported by a tightening labor market, strong consumer spending, and low mortgage rates.

Today’s Parenting Tip: Treat a difficult child the way you would your boss at work. Praise his achievements, ignore his tantrums, and resist the urge to sit him down and explain to him how his brain is not yet fully developed.

 

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)
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