Kevin Nguyen

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Homebuilder Confidence Rises Again; Tops 40

Home builder confidence continues to make new highs.  As reported by the National Association of Home Builders, the Housing Market Index, a measure of builder confidence, rose to a reading of 40 in September -- its highest mark since June 2006. The index is now higher through five straight months and 11 of the last 12. For home buyers in Minneapolis , the survey may be signaling higher new home prices ahead; when builders are more confident in housing, they're may be less likely to make … [Read More...]

Foreclosures Remain Concentrated In Just A Few States

The national market for foreclosed homes remains strong. According to foreclosure data firm RealtyTrac, foreclosure activity increased 1 percent in August as compared to the month prior, climbing to just above 193,500 units nationwide. 1 in every 681 U.S. households received some form of foreclosure filing last month where a "foreclosure filing" is any one of the following foreclosure-related events : A default notice on a home; a scheduled auction for a home; or, a bank repossession of a … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : September 17, 2012

Mortgage markets improved last week as the Federal Reserve introduced new economic stimulus. The move trumped bond-harming action from the Eurozone, and a series better-than-expected U.S. economic data. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate dropped last week for most loan types, including for conforming, FHA and VA loans. 15-year fixed rate mortgage rates improved, as well. Mortgage rates are back near their lowest levels of all-time. Last week's main event was the Federal Open Market Committee's … [Read More...]

Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (September 13 , 2012)

The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent Thursday. For the eighth consecutive meeting, the vote was nearly unanimous. Just one FOMC member, Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, dissented in the 9-1 vote. The Fed Funds Rate has been near zero percent since December 2008.  In its press release, the Federal Reserve noted that the U.S. economy has been expanding "at a moderate pace" in … [Read More...]

FOMC Expected To Announce New Stimulus Today

The Federal Open Market Committee ends a 2-day meeting today, the group's sixth of 8 scheduled meetings this year. As a Minneapolis home buyer or would-be refinancer, be ready for mortgage rates to change. The Federal Open Market Committee is a 12-person sub-committee of the Federal Reserve. Led by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, it's the group within the Fed tasked with voting on U.S. monetary policy. The act for which the FOMC is most well-known is its management of the Fed Funds Rate. The Fed … [Read More...]

Improving Market Index Climbs To 99

The number of U.S. housing markets showing "measurable and sustained growth" has increased by 19 this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders' Improving Market Index. The Improving Market Index is a monthly report meant to identify U.S. markets in which economic growth is occurring broadly -- not just in terms of home prices. The IMI's conclusions are based on three separately-collected data series, each from a different division of the U.S. government and each tied to … [Read More...]