Tag Archives: Interest Rates

A Look at Refinance and Purchase Lending Expectations for 2016

Transaction volume is the backbone for real estate professionals. Sellers selling, buyers buying — and for those impacted by refinancing – borrowers with mortgage loans refinancing are key to the livelihoods of an array of real estate professionals. Except for all-cash buyers, lending is the key metric in showing past and future transaction volumes. Lending …Read more

Don’t Blame China – I Blame the Fed

The recent hiccups on Wall Street were blamed by the media and many Wall Street analysts on a faltering Chinese economy. The logic follows that as the Chinese economy shrinks, they will reduce U.S. imports which would negatively impact the U.S. economy. They are wrong. The following table shows U.S. exports and imports to and …Read more