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January 9, 2015

Why mortgage rates are defying expectations and falling as recovery strengthens

Okay, make sense of this: the U.S. economy in a strengthening recovery, the Fed is in hold-me-back mode, jobs-jobs-jobs everywhere … and long-term interest rates, including mortgages, have dropped as they would in a depression. Right. Begin by stripping away three sources of confusion. First the confetti cloud from Wall…
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December 31, 2014

Economic growth will accelerate home sales, but not just yet

Each look outward into a new year in this space begins with Peter Drucker’s dictum: “Nobody can predict the future. The idea is to have a firm grasp of the present.” 2015 is the least predictable year ahead in my memory. Humility whispers: Unpredictability may mean anything from exciting to…
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