Homeowners weren't in a hurry to sell their homes due to the low mortgage rates they obtained during the pandemic. Current mortgage rates are higher than pandemic-era rates, which influenced homeowners to stay in their homes and keep their lower existing mortgage rates.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 22, 2023
Last week's economic reporting included readings on U.S. housing markets, sales of previously-owned homes, housing starts, and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 15, 2023
The U.S. Labor Department reported the month-to-month pace of inflation rose by 0.40 percent in April and matched analysts' expectations. April's reading surpassed the March reading of 0.10 percent month-to-month inflationary growth. Inflation rose by 4.90 percent year-over-year in April. Analysts expect inflationary growth to continue, but at a slower pace through 2023.
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