Morning Roundup (7/25/2023) — Experts Weigh In

Good Morning! Today is Tuesday, July 25. Russian drones hit a Ukrainian town across the Danube River from Romania, striking close to a NATO country. The IRS will stop surprise visits to homes and businesses after a rise in threats to agents. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of his 2024 presidential campaign team were not injured in a car accident this morning in Tennessee.

The Mortgage Note Reports

Experts Weigh In: It is being speculated that once mortgage rates drop, there will be another surge in prices. Writer Erin Flynn Jay interviewed a number of industry leaders who say this is a real possibility.

Home Prices: Data released today shows national home prices slipped year-over-year in May but continue heating up in the short-term with month-over-month prices rising.

Northern Expansion: Leaders at Rocket Companies have announced Rocket Mortgage Canada has become a mortgage lender.

Another CL Exec At LD: Former CoreLogic exec Melanie Graper has been named chief human resources officer at loanDepot.

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In other mortgage and housing news…

Muddying The Waters: Rising home prices are complicating the Fed’s inflation fight and raising questions about how much further policymakers will have to hike interest rates.

Wacky Times: Morgan Stanley strategist James Egan says the mortgage rate lock-in effect is producing “one of the shortest and weirdest housing cycles ever.”

Not A Silver Bullet: Ending single-family zoning allows builders to invest in apartments and duplexes, but that doesn’t mean it will fix America’s housing crisis altogether.

“Heartbreak For Homeowners”: Just over 1,000 Vermont homeowners have reached out to FEMA for assistance after recent flooding destroyed their houses.

Priciest In History?: Vermont’s most expensive home for sale could be its biggest real estate transaction ever: a 345-acre lakefront compound listed for $26.2 million.