Arch MI’s HaMMR Drop Predicts Home Price Growth to Moderate in the Future | Business


GREENSBORO, NC – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 21, 2021–

As strong demographics and a severe housing shortage have propelled U.S. home prices to record highs, affordability will become a barrier to further rapid price hikes, according to the fall edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review (HaMMR), published today by Arch Mortgage Insurance. Company (Arch MI), a leading provider of mortgage insurance.

The new issue is written by Parker Ross, who recently joined Arch Global Mortgage Group as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist.

“The demand for housing has increased in response to the pandemic and is expected to remain strong for years to come as millennials age in their first few years of home buying,” Ross said. “The rapid growth in home prices is the result of limited housing supply and record mortgage rates that have kept affordability roughly in line with its historical average. At the end of 2021 and next year, mortgage rates are set to rise and housing construction constraints are expected to be partially resolved, which in turn should moderate the pace of home price appreciation. . “

The Fall HaMMR also examines the key factors driving the current housing shortage and millennial housing demand, and investigates the widespread perception that the pandemic has caused an exodus from major US cities to suburbs and cities. suburbs.

Commentary Resources:

  • The Housing and Mortgage Market Review is published at The Fall 2021 issue assesses the likelihood that house prices will remain high through 2022 and beyond, with special features on housing shortage, housing demand for millennials, migration caused by pandemic and the five fastest growing cities that are still affordable for millennials.
  • Parker Ross will host a housing webinar on October 28 at 1 p.m. ET, covering key HaMMR points and offering his take on the direction of housing in the United States. Registration is available at

About Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s U.S. mortgage insurance business, Arch MI, is a leading provider of private insurance covering mortgage credit risk. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Arch MI’s mission is to protect lenders against credit risk, while extending the ability to responsibly access homeownership to qualified borrowers. Arch MI’s flagship mortgage insurer, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, is licensed to purchase mortgage insurance in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

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The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other caveats which are included in this document or elsewhere. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



© 2021 Arch Mortgage Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Arch MI is a marketing term for Arch Mortgage Insurance Company and United Guaranty Residential Insurance Company. Arch Mortgage Insurance Company and The Housing and Mortgage Market Review are registered trademarks of Arch Capital Group (US) Inc. or its affiliates. HaMMR is a service mark of Arch Capital Group (US) Inc. or its affiliates.


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CONTACT: Arch Capital Services LLC

Greg Lièvre, 336-333-0416

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Sara Larsen, 832-233-0370

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SOURCE: Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

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PUB: 10/21/2021 3:00 PM / DISC: 10/21/2021 3:02 PM

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