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U.S. Home Affordability Remained at a 10-Year Low in Late 2018

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Last Updated February 19, 2019 8:14 AM ET

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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 8, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.7 percent from one week earlier.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. fell to a 10-month low in early February 2019.

According to Knight Frank's London Report, London retained its title as the world's top destination for investment in commercial real estate in 2018.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability increased in January 2019, based on their latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). The MCAI rose 2.3 percent to 179.0 in January.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 18, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates moved up slightly in late January 2019, after weeks of moderating. Purchase applications were down this week after soaring early in the year.

According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales declined as a whole in December 2018, but for the second straight month the Western region experienced a slight increase. The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 2.2 percent to 99.0 in December, down from 101.2 in November.

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December.

According to JLL's latest research, Flexing Their Muscles: Markets to Watch in 2019, the U.S. office market is poised to take on significantly more office flex space in the coming year.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 18, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier.

According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors, after two consecutive months of increases, existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in the month of December 2018. None of the four major U.S. regions saw a gain in sales activity last month.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 11, 2019, U.S. mortgage applications increased 13.5 percent from one week earlier.

Many of the US's largest operators of single-family rental homes are working with their residents affected by the government shutdown to accommodate their needs.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped significantly across the board in early January 2019.

Since the start of the U.S. Government shutdown on December 21, 2018, all aspects of the federal housing, mortgage, and programs of the real estate industry have been impacted.

Mortgage applications increased 23.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment for the New Year's Day holiday. The Market Composite Index increased 23.5 percent.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey the first week of January 2019, the New Year started with lower mortgage rates across the board in the U.S. Mortgage rates declined to start the new year with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipping to 4.51 percent.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 28, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 9.8 percent from two weeks earlier.


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