Stories tagged: home buyers
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Trump administration overturns Obama’s FHA mortgage-fee cut
The Trump administration overturned a mortgage-fee cut under a government program that’s popular with first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.65 percent
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.
Thu., July 1, 2010, 8 a.m.
Mortgage rates drop to another low, 4.58 percent
Mortgage rates have sunk to the lowest level in more than five decades, but consumers aren’t rushing to refinance their loans or buy homes.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2010, 7:59 a.m.
December home sales down nearly 17 percent
Sales of previously occupied homes took the largest monthly drop in more than 40 years last month, sinking more dramatically than expected after lawmakers gave buyers additional time to use …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2009, 11:01 a.m.
October sales gains lift hopes for housing market
First-time buyers seized on an expiring tax credit, low mortgage rates and falling prices to boost home sales in October to their highest level in 2 1/2 years.