Inflation rose at a pace of 0.20 percent in July and met analysts' expectations. There was no change in the pace of month-to-month inflation from June's reading of 0.20 percent growth. The Consumer Price Index also reported that year-over-year inflation reached 9.10 percent, which was the highest reading since reaching a 40-year high in mid-2022.
Every generation makes its mark on society with certain notable characteristics. The Boomer generation is remembered for their contributions to building the American economy, while Gen Z is associated with the start of social media. The housing market has not been immune to the generational changes, and Millennials, the generation of Americans born between 1981
This time last year, we are all talking about a virus out of China and the Dems trying to remove President Trump from office. Fast forward a year and, well, we’re still talking about the same thing. But, a lot has happened in between! My mortgage rate forecast last year was to have rates fall
Builder confidence in housing market conditions reached a new record high in November according to the National Association of Home Builders. November's index reading of 90 was five points higher than in October. Index readings over 50 indicate positive builder sentiment toward market conditions. Readings for the Housing Market Index fell below 50 in April and May as the COVID-19 pandemic grew.
Last week's economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders on housing markets along with Commerce Department data on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and unemployment claims were also released.