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Quote of the day

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 12, 2006 @ 6:36 pm In Fixed Income/Interest Rates,Real Estate | Comments Disabled

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"Home sales are in the process of reversing
all the gains of the past two years and reverting to 2003 levels."

- Robert Mellman, economist, J.P.
Morgan

The WSJ’s Afternoon Report [1]reports that mortgage apps sank 5.5% last week; According to the The Mortgage Bankers Association,  applications for purchase fell
4.7%, while refis slid 6.6%.

Not coincidentally, borrowing
costs ticked higher: the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 6.50%, while the one-year Treasury adjustable-rate mortgage rose to 5.97%. These are the highest rates have been since April 2001.

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Source:
Trade Reprieve [1]
Tim Annett
WSJ, April 12, 2006 12:34 p.m.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114484354102623891.html


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