In an article written by Lorie Knish for CNBC.com she states “The hot seller’s market in recent years prompted buyers to go above and beyond to seal the deals on their prospective homes, a recent survey finds.” She further quoting an article from Clever Real Estate, sharing that “72% of buyers int he past couple years have regrets about their home purchase”.
The internet is filled with both facts and speculations about the continued rate hikes implemented by the Fed Reserve Bank. Will they continue to hike and then hold, or will they hike and then cut? And what is the reality of the impact this will have on our economy?
In an article written by Sarah O’Brien for CNBC, she quotes a National Assoc. of Realtors article that states “Inventory remains tight and prices continue to rise nationally with nearly 40% of homes still commanding the full list price.”
As inflation surges to levels not seen since the 1980’s, home buyers dreams are slashed. Diana Click for CNBC states “It is clearly due to the plunging affordability,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors.
Home purchase mortgage applications were 19% lower than the same week in July last year, and 6% lower than the prior week. Those numbers are a direct reflection of the impact inflation is having on our economy.
Volatility is a word commonly used this year to describe the mortgage rate pace over the past year. In an article titled Mortgage Rates Hit 6%. World is Not Ending. May Just Be Beginning, written by Matthew Graham for Mortgage News Daily, he provides notable details and graphs that provide insights into what has prompted this volatility.
In a recent CNBC interview, Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George noted that the Fed is looking to tighten financial conditions, of which equity markets are a component, in an effort to tamp down price increases running at their fastest pace in more than 40 years.