Even with slowing economy, Fannie Mae forecasts rising mortgage volume

My forecast for 2019 is the in the mid-5.5 to 5.7 percent range. Refinance lending volume expectation is most volatile going forward when compared to purchase lending, with an average decline of 25.8 percent in 2018 versus 2017, and an additional 12.7 percent drop in 2019 from the prior year.

Fannie Mae’s announcement came from the U.S. government-owned mortgage enterprise’s monthly housing market and economic update. Nationally, home prices are only expected to rise 1 percent in 2019, which means some areas will either be flat or see declines-an inflection point compared to the past couple of years.

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Steady interest rates could lift the housing market going forward, but for now there is an ongoing slump in single-family home construction authorizations along with maintenance and remodeling activity, according to BuildFax.

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Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan is predicting a slowdown in U.S. economic growth for 2019, with the housing market as being among the brighter spots in what could be a challenging new year.. Duncan forecast a stabilizing in mortgage rates and home sales in the new year, with rising.

The mortgage bankers association forecasts the average 30-year fixed mortgage will hold at 5.1 percent for most of the year.. says Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. The economy will slow.

Amid talk of trade wars, escalating home prices, and rising interest rates, Fannie Mae is remaining optimistic about overall economic growth. In Fannie’s April 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook.

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Other data on Thursday showed house prices increasing solidly in December amid strong demand for housing even as mortgage rates rose. The reports highlighted strength in the economy. had forecast.

"The irony is, they might have qualified based on the guidelines from Fannie Mae and Freddie. that the volume of lending to people with very low credit scores is increasing. "The combination of.

Monitoring key national housing and economic indicators – like those from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – is important in identifying potential economic changes and mortgage market trends. One such change is the forecast of total home sales.

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