What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – 9.9.13

Dana Self Mortgage Blog

Last week was relatively calm due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday providing little mortgage and housing related news. However, there were several positive indicators for overall economic conditions. Construction spending rose by 0.60 percent in July and surpassed economists’ expectations of 0.30 percent and June’s zero percent growth. While this may seem a small increase, any indication that construction spending is increasing could indicate that residential construction is ramping up. This would be good news for home buyers, who’ve been facing a shortage of available homes in many areas of the U.S. The Fed Released Its Latest Beige Book Report Federal Reserve districts reported rising consumer spending in most districts, modest expansion in manufacturing and moderate residential real estate sales. Higher mortgage rates may have dampened home buyer enthusiasm, but an ongoing shortage of available homes is also likely to have contributed to slower sales. Mortgage rates will…

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