Monday, February 22, 2016

Tuesday: Existing Home Sales, Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg Survey

by Bill McBride on 2/22/2016 07:15:00 PM

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Sideways Again; Anxiety Builds

For now, the most prevalently-quoted conventional 30yr fixed rate remains 3.625% on top tier scenarios. Some of the less aggressive lenders are back up to 3.75%, but that was the case as of late last week as well.
Tuesday:
• At 9:00 AM ET, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for December. Although this is the December report, it is really a 3 month average of October, November and December prices. The consensus is for a 5.9% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for November. The Zillow forecast is for the National Index to increase 5.3% year-over-year in November.

• At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for January from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.32 million SAAR, down from 5.46 million in December. Economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report sales of 5.36 million SAAR for January.

• At 10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for February.