Is Now the Time To Buy? Homebuyer’s Mortgage Watch – December 2, 2018

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Is Now the Time To Buy? Homebuyer’s Mortgage Watch December 2, 2018

This Week Highlights the Following Updates:

  • More analysts have begun discussing how much steam our current economic run has left. While the economy remains strong, more signs continue to appear that may point to a deceleration in the rate of economic growth. Housing is one of those areas.
  • While we recently saw the first uptick in Existing Home Sales, most other housing indicators continue to slow.
  • New Home Sales slipped again last month, and Pending Home Sales fell for the 10th month in a row.
  • Of course, we continue to see a strong labor market and consumer moods are mostly remaining elevated. Last week did see Consumer Confidence slip by 2.2 points and GDP remains at 3.5% for the previous quarter.
  • Next week starts with both of the ISM indices. Experts are predicting that both the manufacturing and the services indices will step downward, but both will continue to remain in solid growth territory.
  • The week wraps up with the monthly employment data. Once again, unemployment is expected to remain unchanged, so if we get an unexpected surge in new jobs created, rates might step upward.

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