Economic & Housing Research
Weekly Commentary and Economic Update
Calling the September jobs report disappointing is an understatement. The sputtering U.S. economy added only 142,000 jobs. To make matters worse, there were downward revisions to the prior two months. Hourly wages were flat, and the labor force participation rate fell to 62.4 percent, the lowest rate since 1977. In response, Treasury yields dipped below 2 percent triggering a 9 basis point tumble in the 30-year mortgage rate to 3.76 percent.
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We provide information, data, analysis, and insight across a wide range of housing and economic indicators.
Our weekly survey shows the rates, fees, and points for the most popular mortgage products.
Every month we provide our Insights into current housing issues and our Outlook on the economy with special focus on the housing sector.
Our monthly look at the stability of the housing market for the nation, each state and the District of Columbia, and the top 100 metros.
Our quarterly review of house price values for the nation, each state and the District of Columbia, and 367 MSAs.
Our quarterly analysis shows the refinancing trends of borrowers who recently refinanced their home loans.