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Home Prices Up, Affordability . . . Up, Too (??)

Affordability’s Three “Ingredients”:  Housing Prices, Mortgage Rates, & Employment Don’t rising home prices make homes less affordable? In general, yes. The exception is when interest rates are falling faster than home prices are rising — the case right now — and wages and employment are improving (also true). From 4.6% to ???? So, from a...
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Mortgage Rate Mea Culpa

Safe Harbor Scramble Drops Rates Mortgage lenders are anticipating as much as a full point increase in interest rates over the next month. What’s less clear:  whether the transition will be smooth (weekly, incremental bumps of say, .25%) or a more abrupt re-pricing. I’ve certainly heard this from lenders before ” like, quarterly for the...
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