Posturing for Progress

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social life Ask and Engage Each week, the MReport hosts a mortgage market chat, where our readers connect with industry insiders to discuss the most newsworthy topics of the week. At the end of the month, we compile the conversation and share the highlights in our print publication. Join the official twitter chat every Thursday at 11 a.m. CDT. Follow #TheMReport. The Inaugural Five Star Radio Podcast LinkedIn: Marylin Saunders "The rollout of Five Star Radio's Mortgage Markets [Today] was great. The information wasn't just stale stats—it made good sense. Keep it up." What are your thoughts on the housing recovery? Tweet: @FireflyLegal "I think a lot of us share the thought that it's not over yet, and definitely need to see jobs stabilize." Are we seeing signs of a looming shadow market? Facebook: Capital Markets Today "We're not yet ready to declare victory with the housing recovery." TRENDING These stories were the most popular on all of the MReport social media channels. See what people posted, tweeted, and shared with others. The Story: Survey: The Story: 41 Percent of The Story: Mortgage Rates Rocket as Analysts Foresee End to Fed Activity The Story: Analysts Forecast Price Gains, Wave Off Bubble Fears The Scoop: The survey, done by MMR Strategy Group between November 2012 and March 2013, asked homebuyers, sellers, and those planning to buy or sell to name a real estate brand without prompting. The most common answer among both American and Canadian respondents was "RE/MAX." The Scoop: According to an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 41 percent of Americans aged 18–34 display an interest in buying a home (46 percent of men and 36 percent of women in that age group). Of that group, 17 percent of men and 6 percent of women see their finances as "shaky" but still think they can afford to buy a home soon. The Scoop: Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed the 30-year fixed rate rising to an average 3.81 percent (0.8 point) for the week ending May 30, up from the prrevious week's 3.59 percent. Since the beginning of May, the 30-year fixed average has jumped up nearly half a percentage point. The Scoop: The pace at which home prices are rising should moderate later this year, with prices forecast to rise by 8 percent this year then increase by another 4 percent in 2014, according to an analysis from Capital Economics. RE/MAX Most Recognized Name in Real Estate Young Americans Interested in Buying a Home The M Report | 13

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