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Greenway's Markets in a Minute I What indicators are on the rise?

Greenway's Markets in a Minute I What indicators are on the rise?

For the Week Ending March 1, 2019   Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.     Economic growth in the 4th quarter was better than anticipated. Gross domestic product increased 2.6%, much higher than the 2.2% expectation. Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave semi-annual testimony to Congress this week. He said the economy was healthy but cautioned about conflicting signals. Jobless claims rose last week more than...

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Greenway's Markets in a Minute I The Fed Hints at No 2019 Rate Changes!

Greenway's Markets in a Minute I The Fed Hints at No 2019 Rate Changes!

For the Week Ending February 22, 2019   Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.     The unsecured personal loan market hit an all-time high last year, reaching $138 billion. A rise in lending from fintech firms is helping to fuel the borrowing frenzy. Minutes released from last month's FOMC meeting show the Fed is likely to hold off on policy rate increases in 2019 and may slow balance sheet reductions too....

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Refinance Program for Homeowners with Low or No Equity

Refinance Program for Homeowners with Low or No Equity

Greenway Mortgage offers a refinance program for homeowners with low to no equity. If you, a friend or family member find yourself in a difficult equity position, consider a High LTV Refinance Option.    The high loan-to-value (LTV) refinance option provides refinance opportunities to borrowers with existing Fannie Mae mortgages who are making their mortgage payments on time, but whose Loan to Value (LTV) ratio for a new mortgage exceeds the maximum allowed for standard limited cash-out refinance options.   If your home is able to qualify for this refinance program, you could enjoy these benefits: Lower Mortgage Payments Lower...

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Greenway's Markets in a Minute I Most Markets Are Still Seeing Home Prices Inch Up!

Greenway's Markets in a Minute I Most Markets Are Still Seeing Home Prices Inch Up!

For the Week Ending February 15, 2019   Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.     Producer prices fell for a 2nd straight month in January, leading to the smallest annual increase in 1-1/2 years. Low or absent inflationary pressure is good for interest rates. Retail sales recorded their biggest drop in 9+ years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018....

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Greenway's Markets in a Minute I What do Boomers have to do with housing supply?

Greenway's Markets in a Minute I What do Boomers have to do with housing supply?

For the Week Ending February 8, 2019     Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.     Mortgage rates have shown more volatility from day-to-day recently. Overall, rates have hovered at recent lows. The rate of retail sales growth is expected to slow in 2019 amid cooling economic conditions. Still, retail sales are forecast to rise between 3.8% and 4.4%. The U.S. trade deficit dropped 11.5% in...

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