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Homebuyers still shopping despite coronavirus-fueled pessimism

Housing isn’t as doomed as it may seem – Here’s why

Will Fed bond-buying drive fixed mortgage rates below 3%?

Deep inside the fortresslike headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan, a group of market specialists on Monday re-started the bond-buying program that during the financial crisis was known as quantitative easing, or QE.

Mortgage rates fall to an all-time low

The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.29% this week, the lowest ever recorded by Freddie Mac in a series that goes back to 1971.

Federal Reserve makes emergency rate cut amid coronavirus fears

The Federal Reserve unexpectedly cut its benchmark rate by half a percentage point in an effort to bolster the economy and calm coronavirus fears.

U.S. housing market is missing 3.3 million homes, Freddie Mac says

America’s housing market is undersupplied by 3.3 million units, and the shortage is getting worse every year, Freddie Mac said in a report on Friday.

This is where iBuyers dominated the market in 2019

While Phoenix was seen as the petri dish as an experimental iBuyer market, it was Raleigh, North Carolina that had the most iBuyer purchases last year. According to Redfin, the nation’s top iBuyers purchased one out of every 100 homes that sold in 2019 across the more than 200 U.S. metro areas the company tracks.

Mortgage rates return to 3-year low

The average U.S. fixed rate for a 30-year mortgage fell to 3.45% this week, matching the three-year low set three weeks ago.

National Market Update, John Gates, Supreme Lending:

At the National Association of Realtors convention, their chief economist predicted new home sales will hit a 13-year high in 2020, up 11%, to 750,000. Existing home sales, at 5.56 million, will be the highest since 2017.

CoreLogic‘s chief economist reports, “In addition to lower interest rates, personal income grew faster than home prices during the past year,” helping to boost the homeownership rate to its highest level in more than five years. 

TransUnion projects a flood of 8.3 million first-time homebuyers will hit the market in the next three years, more than in any three-year period in the last decade. And if economic growth beats expectations, make that 9.2 million.

Sales of new houses will rise to 13-year high in 2020, NAR’s chief economist saysSales of new homes probably will rise to a 13-year high in 2020 as the U.S. dodges a recession, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors.

JPMorgan Chase chief economist bets against 2020 recession

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