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Our mortgage industry blog, MGIC Connects, is where experts share their insights beyond private mortgage insurance to help readers learn about mortgage finance, housing trends, real estate news and social media in the mortgage industry.

Mortgage Market Trends: National Housing and Economic Forecasts

Monitoring key national housing and economic indicators – like those from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – is important in identifying potential economic changes. Economists are looking for a bump up in total home sales in 2018 at a rate around 3%, which compares favorably to 2017’s 1.8% growth.

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Education: the Path to Homeownership

A new report on credit access and affordability by the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center commissioned by Down Payment Resource and Freddie Mac shows how many homebuyers could have taken advantage of down payment assistance and other affordable lending programs in 2016.

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Most Popular Mortgage Articles of 2017

What year would be complete without a look back at our most popular mortgage articles? It’s an effective way to learn what resonated with readers, what didn’t, and how to improve based on what we learn. In 2016, we curated our content and reduced production to focus on quality instead of quantity. See what happened when we continued with this strategy in 2017.

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Mortgage Market Trends: National Housing and Economic Forecasts

Monitoring near-term forecasts of key national housing and economic indicators is important in identifying potential economic changes and the impact on mortgage market trends. One such change is the most recent estimate of the annual rate of GDP for third quarter 2017, which forecasters revised upward to 3.3%, representing the strongest growth since third quarter 2014.

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