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Consumer Housing Sentiment Slips

The U.S. housing market may be starting to get volatile. Fannie Mae's latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index report found that consumer confidence in housing took a hit in February. The worry ...

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Industry Reacts to Employment Increase

Friday’s employment report for April from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed strong growth overall, but the same could not be said for the mortgage industry. Industry professionals called the report's mortgage job data "disappointing," but the jump in growth in all jobs could mean further rate hikes from the Fed.

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Rising Wages Are a Good Thing . . . Or Are They?

The headline numbers were lower than expected for the latest Employment Situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report contained a bright spot, however, in hourly wage gains. How will wage growth affect housing going forward?

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Will ‘Mixed’ Jobs Data Bode Well for Housing?

The headline numbers in the latest Employment Situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics were positive, but the report contained its negative points—leaving analysts to speculate what the effect of the data will be for housing.

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Data Shows Uneven Recovery Nationwide

The underlying components of the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index varied greatly, indicating that the nation's economic and housing markets are not quite back up to "normal."

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The Week Ahead: The Search for More Money

The headline number for the June jobs report—287,000 jobs created—was impressive, especially compared to May's dismal showing. But areas that are critical for housing, such as wage growth, still need work.

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