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Is a Credit Crunch Coming?

“While the NFCI Credit index indicated that credit tightened in March, which reduced housing market potential, the credit tightening was modest and far from recent pandemic lows, and certainly nothing like the Great Financial Crisis period,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American.

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Mortgage Rates May Experience Decline in Late 2023

According to Chief Economist Mark Fleming, if inflation decelerates toward the Fed’s target range in the second half of 2023, as is currently expected, it’s possible that mortgage rates may decline modestly in the latter half of the year.

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U.S. Home Prices Rise 8.7% Month-Over-Month

First American reports that between September 2022 and October 2022, rose nearly 9% month-over-month, with the rapid annual decline in affordability driven by a 12% annual increase in nominal house prices.

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Share of ARM Loans Climbs to 14-Year High Mark

As overall mortgage rates edge closer to 7%, mortgage app volume experienced their fourth consecutive month of declines, with an uptick in ARM loans demonstrating that they remain a feasible option for borrowers seeking ways to reduce their monthly payments.

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