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  1. March Business Cycle: Impact of Strong Dollar

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    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    demand—are now rising slightly.7 The housing market continues on a slow but positive trend, underpinned by lower mortgage rates , easing lending conditions, and falling unemployment. Global Europe: signs of improvement Economic expectations for the

  2. Arnott on All Asset March 2015

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    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    times are over: The first-time buyers UDR is trying to attract will likely be kept out of the market by rising mortgage rates . Slowing condo sales should boost demand for apartment rentals. Still, the decline in condo sales and the decreased

  3. REFILE-TABLE-U.S. 30-year, 15-year mortgages

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    Thu, 19 Mar 2015

    (refiled to fix alignment) March 19 (Reuters) - FREDDIE MAC AVERAGE U.S. MORTGAGE RATES (PERCENT) FOR WEEKS ENDING: MAR 19 MAR 12 YEAR AGO 30-YR 3.78 3.86 4.32 15-YR 3.06 3.10 3.32 5-YR ARM 2.97 3.01...

  4. The Bad News Bulls

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    Sat, 14 Mar 2015

    buyers who are sitting on the fence suddenly swing into action, as they did in 2013 when the taper tantrum drove both mortgage rates and home sales sharply higher. It's the opposite of what Economics 101 would teach, but with rates so low, it

  5. RPT-TABLE-U.S. 30-year, 15-year mortgages

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    Thu, 12 Mar 2015

    (Repeats to fix alignment) March 12 (Reuters) - FREDDIE MAC AVERAGE U.S. MORTGAGE RATES (PERCENT) FOR WEEKS ENDING: MAR 12 MAR 5 YEAR AGO 30-YR 3.86 3.75 4.37 15-YR 3.10 3.03 3.38 5-YR ARM 3.01

  6. Strong jobs market to spur U.S. housing in 2015: Reuters poll

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    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. housing is set to gain steam this year as a strengthening jobs market offsets the drag from an expected increase in mortgage rates , a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

  7. The Shortfalls of Fed Fortunetelling

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    Sat, 21 Feb 2015

    pulls the rest of the economy upward. Despite falling mortgage rates , affordability just hasn't changed much as prices ..... the world on fire) have more than offset falling mortgage rates . Current affordability is still very good relative

  8. Plunging Oil Prices: Investment Winners and Losers

    Headlines

    Thu, 12 Feb 2015

    new construction and home sales. The housing market continues on a slow but positive trend, underpinned by lower mortgage rates , easing lending conditions, and falling unemployment. GLOBAL China After a multiyear property and credit boom, China

  9. Mirvac's Near-Term Earnings Visibility Improves Reflecting Strengthening Residential Markets

    Commentary

    Wed, 11 Feb 2015

    All parts of the business appear to be performing strongly. Residential development is being buoyed by record low mortgage rates and, most likely, a weakening of the Australian dollar, improving the attractiveness of Mirvac developed apartments

  10. Homing In on Mortgage-Bond Types

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    Tue, 10 Feb 2015

    prepayment"--there is considerable uncertainty about the timing of cash flows for mortgage bondholders. When mortgage rates fall, prepayments typically accelerate, returning principal to investors to reinvest at a lower rate--exactly

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