What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 10, 2023

Financial Reports
Last week's economic reporting included readings on construction spending and labor sector readings on employment and the national unemployment rate for March. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released. Commerce Department: February Construction Spending Falls The U.S. Commerce Department reported less construction spending in February than in January as construction spending fell by 0.10 percent to a year-over-year reading of $1.844 trillion for all types of construction. Year-over-year construction spending increased by 5.20 percent.  While total construction spending fell in February, residential construction spending increased. Spending on single-family home construction slowed due to builders’ concerns over…
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Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues

Home Mortgage
November home prices grew by 5.60 percent year-over-year on a seasonally adjusted basis according to Case-Shiller's reading on National Home Prices. National average home prices rose 0.80 percent from October to November. Case-Shiller's 20-City home price index revealed that the West and Mountain regions continue to hold the top three growth rates for home prices. Seattle posted a seasonally adjusted growth rate of 10.40 percent which was closely followed by Portland, Oregon's year-over year average home price gain of 10.10 percent. Denver rounded out the top three home price growth rates included in the 20-CityiIndex with a year-over-year gain of…
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