Lending Expertise

A Fed Pause (Again)... Inflation Remains Key

September 21, 2023

• The Fed held interest rates at 5.25%-5.5% at yesterday's FOMC meeting. The decision was…

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Tapping Into Your Home Equity... Should You Do It?

September 15, 2023

Many Americans are house-rich, at least on paper. Thanks to skyrocketing housing prices, homeowners…

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Where Will Mortgage Rates Be at the End of 2023?

September 1, 2023

In a new report from First American, Chief Economist Mark Fleming reveals that two of the three key…

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More Evidence of Home Prices Trying to Bottom

August 25, 2023

• U.S. homes have clearly become more expensive in recent years as prices & mortgage rates have…

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Positive Data Despite Higher Rates from July U.S. Housing & Production Data Positive

August 17, 2023

• U.S. housing starts rose +3.9% m/m in July, with single-unit permits (a leading indicator) up…

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U.S. Core CPI Improving

August 15, 2023

• The U.S. CPI was +0.2% m/m (3.2% y/y) and the core (ex food & energy) CPI was +0.2% m/m (4.7%…

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