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Housing Supply, Demand Breaking Rules, Freddie Mac Says

Frank Nothaft, chief economist, and deputy chief Leonard Kiefer point out that over the past five months the Federal Reserve has gradually tapered the growth of its holdings of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) that it acquired through three rounds of quantitative easing. For May 2014 the Fed planned to hold growth in its holdings to $20 billion, one-half of what the monthly pace had been from the start of the third round (September 2012) through the end of 2013.   more...

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Freddie Mac's economists used this month's Economic and Housing Market Outlook to look at three areas of supply and demand. Analyzing each, they say, will help us understand the direction in which we are moving and each is critical to keeping the housing recovery not just going but growing. And in each of these fundamental areas, mortgage rates, home sales, and household formations, what we expect to be happening, isn't.
by Jann Swanson