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Despite Global Risks, U.S. Housing Markets Remains Stalwart

Outlook | July 12, 2016

With the U.K.'s decision to exit from the European Union, global risks increased substantially leading us to revise our views for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017. Nonetheless, the turbulence abroad should continue to create demand for U.S. Treasuries and keep mortgage rates near historic lows; thereby, allowing mortgage originations to surpass 2015's level.

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Full Year 2016 as of July
30-Yr FRM
1,825 ($B)
Home Sales
5.96 (M)
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Average Rates as of July 28, 2016
30-Yr FRM 15-Yr FRM 5/1-Yr ARM
3.48% 2.78% 2.78%
0.5 Fees/Points 0.5 Fees/Points 0.5 Fees/Points

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