1. Why Haven’t Mortgage Rates Fallen Further?

St. Louis Fed – William R. Emmons (June 15)

Link (blog post)

Takeaway. “If long-term Treasury yields remain very low and conditions in the retail mortgage market return to normal, mortgage rates will decline in the near future.”


2. De-densification Trend Reshaping Real Estate Outlook

Marcus & Millichap – John Chang

Link (3-minute video)

A quick video summarizing how COVID-19 is sparking an acceleration of relocation to the suburbs and to a variety of cities across the country.

3. Housing market should ‘cool off’ later in year, Moody’s economist Zandi says

Moody’s Analytics – Mark Zandi

Link (3-minute video)

“Zandi said the housing market has “navigated the pandemic remarkably well, and there are some very solid underpinnings. It’s just going to cool off a bit later this year.””

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