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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

Mortgage rates boosted US home sales 1.3% in August

U.S. home sales rose 1.3% in August to the highest level in 17 months, as mortgage rates near historic lows have spurred a rush of home-buying.


US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 3.73%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week. It was the seventh decline in the past nine weeks for the key 30-year, fixed-rate loan, which reached its lowest level since November …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Mortgage rates leap to seven-year highs

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates leaped this week to their highest levels in seven years amid global anxiety over rising interest rates that has gripped financial markets.


Mortgage rates climb to highs not seen in four years

Mortgage rates broke out of their rut this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate average reaching its highest level in four years.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Average 30-year mortgage rates rose to 4.45 percent

According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average inched up to 4.45 percent with an average 0.5 point.


Long-term mortgage rates fall for first time this year

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the first time this year as the spring home buying season begins. The decline comes after nine straight weeks of increases that …


U.S. mortgage rates climb to 4-year high

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week to their highest average in more than four years, ratcheting up affordability pressures at the start of the traditional spring home buying season.


Long-term mortgage rates climb to 4.40 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates crept higher this week, upping the costs of borrowing to purchase a home just as more of the millennial generation is entering the real estate market.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

U.S. mortgage rates climb to a nearly four-year peak

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing …


U.S. 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate slips to 3.93 percent

The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 percent this week.


U.S. long-term mortgage rates decline to 3.9 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week, a sign that borrowing costs are largely stable even as the Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark short-term interest rate.


U.S. long-term mortgage rates rise for second week, to 3.91 pct.

Long-term mortgage rates rose for a second straight week as the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 3.91 percent, from 3.85 percent a week ago.


U.S. 30-year mortgage rates average rises to 3.85 percent

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates ticked up slightly this week as the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.85 percent from 3.83 percent a week ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac …


Long-term mortgage rates unchanged: 30-year at 3.83 percent

Long-term mortgage rates are unchanged this week: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained at 3.83 percent; the 15-year home loan, popular among homeowners who refinance their mortgages, stayed at 3.13 percent, …


Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate rises to 3.83 percent

Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, lifting the 30-year fixed mortgage from the lowest levels of 2017.


Fixed mortgage rates halt their downward march

Fixed mortgage rates’ downward march came to a halt this week.


Pace of U.S. home sales in July reached lowest level of 2017

Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank 1.3 percent to their lowest level of the year.


Average U.S. mortgage rates stagnant; 30-year rate at yearly low

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking a new low for the year and its lowest point since last November.


Average U.S. mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.96 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after two straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level.


Average U.S. mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.03 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the second straight week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May.


Long-term mortgages rise to highest level since mid-May

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to highest level since mid-May.


Mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at new low

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate reached a new low for the year.


Long-term mortgage rates slip this week

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.


U.S. mortgage rates blip higher

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged up this week as the benchmark 30-year rate bounced back from a seven-month low.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Fed raises key rate, unveils plan to reduce bond holdings

The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the third time in six months, providing its latest vote of confidence in a slow-growing but durable economy. The Fed …


Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months.


Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.94 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly lower this week, as the key 30-year rate marked a new low for the year.


Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.95 percent, a 2017 low

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest levels of the year. The benchmark 30-year rate dipped below the key 4 percent mark.


Mortgage rates edge higher but remain within a narrow band

Mortgage rates wandered higher again this week after a brief slip but remain within a narrow band.


Average 30-year mortgage rate edges down to 4.02 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates barely moved this week after rising last week for the first time in five weeks. The benchmark 30-year rate remained above the key threshold of 4 …