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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

U.S. mortgage rates fall to 10-month low; 30-year 4.41 pct.

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to a 10-month low, spurring on potential homebuyers for the upcoming season.

Millennials are buying homes and don’t want handouts, thank you very much

In defense of millennials, a new Bankrate survey shows the generation has the will, and National Board of Realtors data show they have the wallet (or at least the mortgages).

The biggest regrets people have after buying a home

Spring is here, which means some people are gearing up to make what could be the largest purchase of their lifetime: a home. In many parts of the country, would-be …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Single women are buying homes at twice the rate of single men

Single women account for 17 percent of homebuyers in the U.S., compared with 7 percent of single men, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Steve Brown: Homebuilders are betting on baby boomers to be big buyers

The U.S. housing industry is ready to sell it to baby boomers.

Smaller could be the future for over-50 builders

While a majority of homebuyers age 55 and over is seeking homes about the same size as their present home, builders catering to the age group can no longer afford …

What a Fed rate hike means for your personal finances

Maybe this time higher interest rates actually mean higher interest rates. A year ago, the Federal Reserve lifted the key U.S. interest rate for the first time in more than …

U.S. home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage

U.S. homebuyers pulled back in July, as sales declined amid a shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices.

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate declines to 3.43 percent

g-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after rising for three straight weeks, continuing to lure prospective homebuyers.

House OKs homebuyer tax credit extension

WASHINGTON — Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House on Tuesday. …

House votes to extend homebuyer credit 3 months

Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House today.

End of tax credit vexes already struggling market

WASHINGTON – The housing market may be on the verge of taking another plunge that could weaken the broader economic recovery. Sales of previously occupied homes dipped in May, even …

Home prices up; last time was ’06

Home prices in February posted their first annual increase since the end of 2006, lifted by temporary tax credits for homebuyers.

Rules for government-backed loans grow stiffer

WASHINGTON – Millions of homebuyers in the United States will have to come up with more cash and reach higher minimum credit scores to get a government-backed mortgage under changes …

Senate likely to extend homebuyer credit

WASHINGTON – Senators agreed Wednesday to extend a popular tax credit for first-time homebuyers and to offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers. The tax credit provides up to …

Home sales rise 9.4 pct in Sept., beats forecast

Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.

Lawmakers seek to extend $8,000 tax credit

Lawmakers are trying to extend and expand an $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers, a stimulus-package tax break that many regard as a significant prop for the still-tottering economy.

Refinancing takes homework

With mortgage rates at historic lows, a lot of people are interested in refinancing their home loans. When does it make sense to do it? Many financial professionals have suggested …