Stories tagged: mortgage rates
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week amid expectations in financial markets that an increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve may be on the horizon. Mortgage rates remain …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016
More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in July, a sign that demand for home ownership remains strong despite a shortage of listings on the market.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn’t budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
g-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week after rising for three straight weeks, continuing to lure prospective homebuyers.
Thu., July 28, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week for a second straight week. They still are near historically low levels to encourage potential homebuyers.
Sun., July 24, 2016
The last time Mark McCollam refinanced the loan on his three-bedroom house in Los Angeles, he figured mortgage rates would only head higher from there. He was wrong. Not that …
Thu., July 14, 2016
WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates moved little this week, remaining near historically low levels in the wake of financial disarray in Europe. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said the average …
Thu., June 30, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid to new lows for the year this week amid market upheaval stoked by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Rates are at three-year lows …
Thu., June 16, 2016
Concerns about the strength of the global economy plus the Federal Reserve’s decision this week to keep interest rates from rising have driven mortgage rates to the lowest level since …
Thu., May 26, 2016
Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.
Thu., May 19, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were little changed this week at or near their lows for the year.
Thu., May 12, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a third straight week, posting new lows for the year. The benchmark 30-year rate reached a three-year low.
Thu., May 5, 2016
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, following the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise its benchmark interest rate.
Thu., April 28, 2016
WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, lifting from their 2016 lows but remaining historically low during the spring home-buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the …
Mon., April 25, 2016
Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states.
Thu., April 14, 2016
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged down this week to their lowest levels of the year, offering a continued incentive for purchasing during the spring home-buying season.
Thu., April 7, 2016
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week to their lowest level since February 2015, luring prospective purchasers during the spring home-buying season.
Thu., March 31, 2016
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to slightly higher this week after declining the previous week.
Thu., March 3, 2016
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in two months as global economic anxiety and market turbulence eased.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, as the recent hot streak appears to have been curbed by a shortage of properties for sale and colder weather.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged this week, but remained at historically low levels amid worries about the global economy.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
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.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years. …
Thu., July 4, 2013
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week after last week’s surge. Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average on the 30-year loan dropped to 4.29 percent. That’s down …
Thu., May 24, 2012
The average U.S. rate for the 30-year fixed mortgage fell to a record low for a fourth straight week. Cheap mortgages have helped boost home sales modestly this year.
Thu., March 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — Fixed mortgage remain a bargain at the start of the spring-buying season: The average rate on the 30-year mortgage dipped this week, while the 15-year loan fell to …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2011
The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage this week fell below 4 percent for the first time ever, to 3.94 percent.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
Fixed mortgage rates fell to the lowest level in six decades for the second straight week. But few Americans can take advantage of the historically low rates.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2011
Fixed mortgage rates fell to at or near record lows. That’s good news for the few who can afford to buy a home or are able to refinance. But the …
Thu., Nov. 25, 2010
NEW YORK — Rates on fixed mortgages edged up again from the lowest levels in decades, making it slightly less attractive for Americans to buy or refinance in a market …