On September 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that, given mounting economic sanctions, full “de-dollarization” of the Russian economy is only a matter of time.
Day: September 28, 2022
Mortgage rates drove even higher last week after the Federal Reserve signaled it would continue its aggressive action to cool inflation. That, and rising uncertainty in the overall housing market, caused mortgage application volume to drop 3.7% last week compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.
With mortgage rates soaring (now shockingly above 7% amid the fastest rise in history), it’s no surprise that analysts expected pending home sales to slide further in August (latest data) and they were right. Pending Home Sales fell 2.0% MoM (more than the 1.5% MoM decline expected) pushing the index down 22.5% YoY…