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Fun After Fifty

Insight | July 19, 2016

According to the common wisdom, Baby Boomers — like Peter Pan — refuse to grow older. Instead of retiring, they launch second — and third — careers. Instead of moving to seniors-oriented communities, they “age-in-place” or, even better, move into the heart of a walkable city. Human interest stories in the Sunday papers claim that 70 is the new 40 and 60 still has bad skin and trouble talking to girls. These clichés make great copy, but how accurate are they?

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Forecast Snapshot

Full Year 2016 as of August
30-Yr FRM
3.6%
Originations
2,000 ($B)
Home Sales
6.04 (M)
House Price Growth
5.3%

Current Outlook Commentary & Forecast

Primary Mortgage Market Survey®

Average Rates as of August 25, 2016
30-Yr FRM 15-Yr FRM 5/1-Yr ARM
3.43% 2.74% 2.75%
0.6 Fees/Points 0.5 Fees/Points 0.4 Fees/Points

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Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index®

National MiMi – May, 2016
Mimi This Month
85
Monthly Change
+1.05%

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