The 2013 housing market is expected to perform well. Job growth is playing a role in its recovery.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and its November 2012 Non-Farm Payrolls report, the U.S. economy added 146,000 net new jobs last month.
If you are currently in the market for, or are undecided about a mortgage, consider locking your mortgage rate today. Friday's Non-Farm Payrolls report represents mortgage rate risk.
Mortgage rates are performing surprisingly well after Friday's release of the October 2012 Non-Farm Payrolls report.
Friday morning, the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report.
Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the government releases its Non-Farm Payrolls report for September. Mortgage rates may rise if job growth was strong.
Beginning as soon as next week, new, mandatory mortgage fees will push conforming mortgage rates higher nationwide.
Analysts made bold calls at the start of the year about the housing and mortgage markets. How good were their predictions?
Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report. If you're actively shopping for a mortgage, today may be a prudent day to lock a mortgage.
Since the jobs report's release last Friday, mortgage rates are dropping.
Been shopping for a mortgage rate? You may want to lock something down. Tomorrow morning, mortgage rates are expected to change. Unfortunately, we don't know in which direction they'll move.
Last Friday, in its Non-Farm Payrolls report for the month of March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced 120,000 net new jobs created, plus combined revisions in the January and February reports of +4,000 jobs.
If you're out shopping for a home this week, or trying to lock a mortgage rate, with Friday comes home affordability risk. Consider locking your mortgage rate today.
The U.S. economy is expanding, fueled by a renewed consumer optimism and increased consumer spending.
When jobs come back, analysts say, so does the economy. That should push mortgage rates higher.
If you have plans to buy a home in 2012, the best time to buy may be now. Today's mortgage rates are low and so are the home prices -- a combination that's unlikely to last.
Economists believe the strength of the 2012 housing market will be closely tied to jobs. If they're right, the housing market is ripe for a boost.
It's a risky time to be without a locked mortgage rate -- especially with the pending release of January's Non-Farm Payrolls report.