Forecast

  • Mortgage Market Expected to Hold Steady

    Mortgage interest rates have been steadily declining since the start of 2019. These lower mortgage interest rates combined with a strong labor market should attract prospective homebuyers this spring and could help the housing sector regain its momentum later in the year. More

  • Mortgage Market Expected to See Modest Growth in 2019

    After peaking last fall, mortgage interest rates have fallen at the start of 2019. As of the week of February 14, 2019, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate was down from a year ago. The decline in mortgage interest rates could provide some welcome relief to a housing market that is looking to regain momentum. More

  • Mortgage Market Stays the Course

    After softening for much of 2018, the housing market remains stable after a boost from lower mortgage rates and slowing home price growth. More

    Mortgage Market Stays the Course
  • Multifamily 2019 Outlook

    In our research, we find that performance in the multifamily market remained healthy during 2018, despite high levels of new supply entering the market. We expect this trend to continue into 2019, but with more modest growth in comparison to recent year. More

    Multifamily 2019 Outlook
  • Expect Modest Housing Market Growth
    in 2019

    As the year-end approaches, we look ahead to 2019 and what are likely to be the dominant economic trends in the new year. More

    Expect Modest Housing Market Growth<br>in 2019
  • Economic Growth Slows in Third Quarter

    Rising rates coupled with increasing home prices have discouraged homebuying activity during the third quarter of 2018. More

    Economic Growth Slows in Third Quarter

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