Pending Home Sales Rise Less Than Expected as Inventory Remains Ultra Tight; Rates Recover After Bumpy Start; Digital Lending Speeds Things Up

While the degree to which is happened was somewhat disappointing, pending home sales did snap out of a two-month slump in March . The National Association of Realtors’® (NAR’s) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose 1.9 percent to 111.3 in March and is now up 23.3 percent compared to March 2020. However, NAR points out […]

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The Downside of Ultra Low Rates; Builder Confidence Fully Recovered?

The Downside of Ultra Low Rates Actions and reactions are as true in the bond market as in the natural world. The equal and opposite reaction to a sub 3% 30yr fixed rate is a spike in the supply of new MBS. From there, supply/demand 101 says we should see downward pressure on prices. That’s […]

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