Monday, August 26, 2019

Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg

by Calculated Risk on 8/26/2019 07:38:00 PM

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Mixed Versus Friday, Depending on Lender

Mortgage rates are sort of all over the place at the moment, and almost never where you'd expect. Those who haven't been following the bond market too closely generally expect higher rates than what we've been seeing recently. Those who are well-versed in the longstanding relationship between mortgages and Treasury yields generally expect rates to have fallen MUCH faster than they actually have.

All of the above having been said, the average lender is still very close to the lowest levels in 3 years. [Most Prevalent Rates 30YR FIXED - 3.5% - 3.625%]
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Tuesday:
• At 9:00 AM, S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index for June. The consensus is for a 2.3% year-over-year increase in the Comp 20 index for June.

• Also at 9:00 AM, FHFA House Price Index for May 2019. This was originally a GSE only repeat sales, however there is also an expanded index.

• At 10:00 AM, Richmond Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for August. This is the last of the regional surveys for August.