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Washington Mortgage Broker - Weekly What's Happening - Mar. 14, 2019

Weekly What’s Happening – March 14, 2019

It’s time for your weekly look at what’s happening with rate movement, the economy, and the housing market. Watch to the end for a quick smile. The Economy Wholesale prices barely rose in February, after falling for 3 straight months. This is a sign there is little inflation pressure in the economy, which is good for Read more about Weekly What’s Happening – March 14, 2019[…]

Washington Mortgage Broker - Weekly What's Happening - Mar. 7, 2019

Weekly What’s Happening – February 28, 2019

It’s time for your weekly look at what’s happening with rate movement, the economy, and the housing market. Watch to the end for a quick smile. The Economy A U.S./China trade deal may be close, after months of trade disputes. If a deal is signed, it could put some pressure on rates, as stocks may rally Read more about Weekly What’s Happening – February 28, 2019[…]

Washington Mortgage Lender - Weekly What's Happening - Feb. 21, 2019

Weekly What’s Happening – February 28, 2019

It’s time for your weekly look at what’s happening with rate movement, the economy, and the housing market. Watch to the end for a quick smile. The Economy Economic growth in the 4th quarter was better than anticipated. Gross domestic product increased 2.6%, much higher than the 2.2% expectation. Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave semi-annual testimony Read more about Weekly What’s Happening – February 28, 2019[…]

Washington Mortgage Lender - Weekly What's Happening - Feb. 21, 2019

Weekly What’s Happening – February 21, 2019

It’s time for your weekly look at what’s happening with rate movement, the economy, and the housing market. Watch to the end for a quick smile. The Economy The unsecured personal loan market hit an all-time high last year, reaching $138 billion. A rise in lending from fintech firms is helping to fuel the borrowing frenzy. Read more about Weekly What’s Happening – February 21, 2019[…]

Washington Mortgage Lender - Weekly What's Happening - Feb. 7, 2019

Weekly What’s Happening – February 14, 2019

It’s time for your weekly look at what’s happening with rate movement, the economy, and the housing market. Watch to the end for a quick smile. The Economy Producer prices fell for a 2nd straight month in January, leading to the smallest annual increase in 1-1/2 years. Low or absent inflationary pressure is good for interest Read more about Weekly What’s Happening – February 14, 2019[…]

Washington Mortgage Lender - Weekly What's Happening - Feb. 7, 2019

Weekly What’s Happening – February 7, 2019

It’s time for your weekly look at what’s happening with rate movement, the economy, and the housing market. Watch to the end for a quick smile. The Economy Mortgage rates have shown more volatility from day-to-day recently. Overall, rates have hovered at recent lows. The rate of retail sales growth is expected to slow in 2019 Read more about Weekly What’s Happening – February 7, 2019[…]

Washington Mortgage Lender - Weekly What's Happening - Jan. 31, 2019

Weekly What’s Happening – January 31, 2019

It’s time for your weekly look at what’s happening with rate movement, the economy, and the housing market. Watch to the end for a quick smile. The Economy Consumer confidence was down this month, likely affected by the government shutdown. Still, consumer spirits remain robust by historic standards. The Fed leeft policy rates unchanged at this Read more about Weekly What’s Happening – January 31, 2019[…]