Freddie Mac economist sees sunny economy in second half

Watch two economists debate the Trump economy Freddie Mac’s chief economist is optimistic that the housing market and economy will improve in the second half of 2011. freddie mac chief Economist Frank Nothaft said mortgage rates will likely remain historical lows of between 4.5 percent and 5 percent for the remainder of the year. Also, he expects more buyers to stop waiting on the sidelines as recent price drops in home prices have improved affordability. Nothaft said consumers’ uncertainty about the economy has caused them to delay.

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Freddie Mac Forecast Sees Lower interest rates holding. freddie mac’s Economic Research Group says in its January forecast that much of the volatility in the mortgage market since the end of.

 · The housing market is likely to see healthy growth this spring according to reports by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Home sales are also expected to surge during this time, the reports noted.

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Freddie Mac sees Brightest Housing Year in Decade. Rates so far this year have remained lower than the average for last year and Freddie Mac, while admitting that a rapid increase in rates would mean all bets would be off, remains convinced they will increase gradually and then only in.

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Freddie Mac’s current forecast says the average rate on a 30-year mortgage for all of 2019 will be 4.1%. The forecast also calls for only a slight uptick in rates next year, to 4.2%. This week’s.

They aren’t suggesting you shop ’til you drop, but Freddie Mac says neither should borrowers buy the first mortgage they see. Doug McManus. Thaler the Nobel Prize in economics. Thaler’s research.

Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s Vice President and Chief Economist, also attributed the increases. While Q2 was a strong quarter, it appears the second half of the year could see declines as prices.

“Housing is a solid gauge of the overall health of the economy; weakness in housing raises a large red flag regarding the sustainability of domestic growth heading into the second half of the. a.

The average rate on a 30-year fixed loan was at 4.37 percent in the third week of July, up from a record low of 3.31 percent in November, according to data from Freddie Mac. Bernanke last. profits”.

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