Stronger than expected economic data put further upward pressure on mortgage rates. September consumer sentiment rose to the highest level since July of 2013, while August retail sales were the strongest since April. Conforming no point 30 year fixed mortgage rates average 4 1/4% with 15 year rates closer to 3 3/8ths. Meanwhile according to CoreLogic in Southern California the number of homes with reduced asking price has risen sharply in recent months as buyers gain more leverage.
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This is Mehran Aram with today's ARAMCO Report.