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The labor market is not bleeding jobs at this time but the pace of growth needs to pick up to +200k to +300k to represent a change in the unemployment situation in the U.S.

The bottom line is that today’s report does nothing to encourage the markets that employment is in fact improving at a faster pace. It is acknowledged that the labor market is not bleeding jobs at this time but the pace of growth needs to pick up to +200k to +300k to represent a change in the unemployment situation in the U.S.

2010-08-06T12:16:47-05:00August 6, 2010|Austin Mortgage Market|

Austin Mortgage Market Update – For the week of November 30, 2009

The economic reports before Thanksgiving were packed with housing market data and, guess what, they were all extremely positive! Monday saw Existing Home Sales UP 10.1% to an annual rate of 6.10 million, the highest since February 2007. Sales are now UP 20% in the past two months and UP 36% from their January lows. Even better, the supply of existing homes was down to just 7 months, with inventories down to 3.57 million, the lowest level in almost three years. This puts existing homes very close to the 6-month supply level of a healthy housing market. The Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index rose 0.3% in September. The index also showed its second consecutive quarterly increase, UP 3.1% for Q3, returning to August 2003 levels.

2009-11-30T10:01:22-06:00November 30, 2009|Inside Lending Newsletter|

Much of Friday’s increase in yields was associated with perceptions of growing economic strength and possible impacts on inflation

What a difference a long weekend makes as the majority of sellers rode off into the sunset and have not returned to rule the day as they did on Friday. Selling late last week eliminated some bullish signals off our current trend that had been established earlier this month. The drop did however find some support at the 21-day moving average at 118-055, which is also where an up-sloping trend line off the August/September lows lies. The reaction to that area suggests that selling momentum is unlikely to immediately build on the shift away from the bullish camp. Much of Friday's increase in yields was associated with perceptions of growing economic strength and possible impacts on inflation.

2009-10-13T17:15:53-05:00October 13, 2009|Austin Mortgage Market|