Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

September 9, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Robert Engelke

  • According to the latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association, released Wednesday morning and based on data for the week that ended Sept. 2, 2016, mortgage applications rose by 0.9% over last week’s total.
  • The Fed’s latest beige book report said that commercial real estate contacts “in several districts” cited only modest expectations for sales and construction activity moving forward, “due in part to economic uncertainty surrounding the November elections.”
  • Home loan rates fell again, keeping the latest wave of refinancing activity alive, mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday.
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