|Job growth boomed in March at the fastest pace since last summer, as stronger economic growth and an aggressive vaccination effort contributed to a surge in hospitality and construction jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 916,000 for the month while the unemployment rate fell to 6%.
Mortgage applications to purchase a home fell 2% for the week, but are 39% higher than a year ago. Record-low inventory is pushing home-price growth even higher. The housing market is in desperate need of more inventory to cool price growth and preserve affordability.
The Fed will not be purchasing mortgage-backed-securities today while the bond market is on a shortened day due to observing Good Friday.
With interest rates still at multi-year lows, lock rates are recommended for approved files, as well as paying attention to the market.
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