Archives: November 2014



Case-Shiller Home Prices: Price Growth Slows in September

Walter Whitehurst Case-Shiller Home Prices: Price Growth Slows in September According to the Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, annual home price growth slipped to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.80 percent in September. This was 0.30 percent lower than August’s year-over-year reading of 5.10 percent. Cities posting the highest year-over-year gains in home prices were Miami, […]



What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 24, 2014

Walter Whitehurst What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 24, 2014 Last week’s scheduled economic news included the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales. FOMC meeting minutes were released along with weekly Freddie Mac mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims. In addition, the National Association of Realtors® suggested […]



FOMC Minutes: Economy Growing, Housing Lags

Walter Whitehurst FOMC Minutes: Economy Growing, Housing Lags Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting held October 28 and 29 were released Wednesday. The report suggests that the U.S. economy continues to improve, although the annual inflation rate remains near 1.50 percent and short of the committee’s goal of 2.00 percent. Falling crude […]