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Larry Weinstein’s

Weekly Mortgage Newsletter Week of Oct. 9, 2011 Mortgage Market Commentary

Once again, long-term mortgage rates found their way into record setting territory, but as the week ended, rates became volatile, reminding us that things can change very quickly in a very short period of time. Economically, last week’s news did reveal some signs of hope. More jobs were created last month than expected and previous months’ jobs numbers were adjusted upward. Additionally, the ISM Index came in with a surprise increase, adding hope that we may not slide back into recession. This week could easily see mortgage rates moving either way. It is worth noting that while they could move downward, it will not be very far. While increases in rates could be much larger. Retail sales data will likely be the most prominent economic data of the week. If we get an increase in sales near, or above, 1.0%, mortgage rates are likely to tick upward. Over the next few weeks, gas prices may be worth watching. If they continue to move downward, especially if national averages fall under $3 per gallon, we could see rates moving upward as consumers have more money to spend.

Millions Waiting To Buy! Last week, Hanley Wood released its “Housing 360 Survey,” with a surprising finding. There may be two million people in the US planning to buy a home - when the time is right. 19% of current homeowners and 29% of renters are planning to buy a home in the next two years. Even with all the challenges in the housing marketing, the survey found that 89% of homeowners and 59% of renters feel that home ownership is important to the American family.

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Weekly Mortgage Newsletter by Larry Weinstein