Tariffs

Mortgage Report: Changing Stock Market Conditions, Tariffs, And Interest Rates

By Joanna England / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

How does Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) decide whether it’s time to carefully float or lock in interest rates for his clients? This past week’s stock market slide and brief rally provide an excellent example. The stock market, heavily influenced by the affects of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the recent increase in interest rates by […]

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Housing Affordability: Escalation of Tariff Conflict Exacerbates Construction Costs

By Joanna England / September 24, 2018 / 1 Comment

From Staff Reports With lumber tariffs already adding more than $6,000 to the price of every new home in Dallas, President Trump’s decision this month to escalate the trade conflict with China has builders bracing for more challenges to housing affordability. This decision could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction, […]

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Mortgage Report: Last Week’s New Stunned The Market; Here’s What is Ahead

By Joanna England / September 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

News reports that came in over last week had drastic affects on the mortgage market, says Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) in this week’s Mortgage Report. If you follow BobMortgage on Instagram, you could have caught his conversion from a “float” position to a “lock” position as the bond market took a spectacular dive.  This morning, […]

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Mortgage Report: Inflation is Staying in Check, But What About Tariffs?

By Joanna England / August 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

In the 68th episode of the Mortgage Report, Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) gives us some perspective on how inflation is measured and how it affects housing, especially considering the increasing cost of materials due to tariffs, which could result in costs for new homes and renovations being passed on to the consumer. It’s a tricky […]

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