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Outlook

  • Will the New Tax Bill Dampen the Industry?

    Mortgage rates entered 2018 below four percent for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage, but have been surging through the first two months of this year, following... More

    Will the New Tax Bill Dampen the Industry?
  • Multifamily 2018 Outlook

    Performance in the multifamily market remained healthy in 2017. Strength in the multifamily market is expected to continue into 2018, but with slight moderation. More

    Multifamily 2018 Outlook
  • Maintaining Momentum: 2018 and Beyond

    Starting off the year, things are looking pretty good for the U.S. economy and housing markets. Mortgage rates are low, economic growth has accelerated in recent... More

    Maintaining Momentum: 2018 and Beyond
  • Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade

    Macroeconomic conditions remained favorable for housing and mortgage markets in 2017. Despite challenges, the housing markets remain on track for... More

    Recap of 2017: The Best Year in a Decade
  • Hurricane Season Puts Pressure on Housing

    As the country recovers from the impact of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, we expect economic activity to bounce back in the longer term despite the... More

    Hurricane Season Puts Pressure on Housing
  • Looking Ahead to 2018

    The economic environment remains favorable for housing and mortgage markets. More

    Looking Ahead to 2018

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