Stories tagged: mortgage rates
Thu., May 11, 2017
Mortgage rates wandered higher again this week after a brief slip but remain within a narrow band.
Thu., May 4, 2017
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 …
Sat., April 29, 2017
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 …
Thu., April 27, 2017
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed back above the key threshold of 4 percent.
Tue., April 25, 2017
The Seattle area has notched its sixth-straight month as the hottest real-estate market in the country, as prices climb even faster heading into the peak buying season.
Thu., April 20, 2017
Mortgage rates continued their month-long swoon, sinking to their lowest levels in five months. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average tumbled to …
Thu., April 13, 2017
According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 4.08 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender …
Thu., April 6, 2017
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a third straight week, approaching their low points for the year.
Thu., March 30, 2017
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, slipping further from their highest levels of the year reached two weeks ago.
Thu., March 23, 2017
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017
U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates.
Thu., March 2, 2017
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, breaking a holding pattern that prevailed for more than a month.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
Long-term mortgage rates slipped again this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans eased to 4.15 percent from 4.17 percent last week. The benchmark rate …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
Long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of declines, marking their first increase of the year.
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident this month about their sales prospects, a pullback from December when builders’ confidence reached the highest level in 11 years.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
Young people can face a lot of challenges when it comes to buying their first home – and that list may be growing. A house can seem far-fetched for someone …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
After nine straight weeks of increases, long-term US mortgage rates fell this week.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
Economists predict mortgage rates will continue to climb this year – just one of the trends that suggest 2017 could be a more challenging year for homebuyers. While mortgage rates …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly decreased in November on a sudden pickup in mortgage rates and limited inventory, according to figures released Wednesday from the National Association …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
Long-term US mortgage rates climbed again this week, hitting the highest levels since 2014.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election win, marking new highs for the year.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Mortgage rates sustained their upward march this week without any indication that their trajectory will slow anytime soon.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Purchases of new U.S. homes declined in October to a four-month low, showing the residential real estate market began to soften a month prior to a jump in borrowing costs.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week, reflecting deep declines in U.S. government bond prices in the days after Donald Trump’s election victory.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a second straight week.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Mortgage rates climbed to their highest point in four months this week, rising to pre-Brexit levels.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan reaching its highest level since June. Rates remain at historically low levels, however.