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Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.46 percent

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 …


Pending home sales strengthened in July

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.


Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate unchanged at 3.43 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates didn’t budge this week, remaining at historically low levels that continue to lure prospective home buyers.


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.


Average 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent

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.


Still-low mortgage rates ushering new refi wave

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 …


Average U.S. mortgage rates move little; near historic lows

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 …


Average US 30-year mortgage falls to 3.48 percent

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 …


Mortgage rates drop to lowest level since May 2013

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 …


Pending home sales hit highest level since 2006

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.


Average 30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 3.58 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were little changed this week at or near their lows for the year.


Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.57 percent, 3-year low

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.


Average rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.61 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, following the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise its benchmark interest rate.


Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.66 percent

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 …


New-home sales fall in March for third straight month

Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states.


Average rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.58 percent

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.


Average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.59 percent

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.


Average rate on 30-year mortgage steady at 3.71 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to slightly higher this week after declining the previous week.


30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 3.64 percent

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.


U.S. pending home sales decline in January

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.


Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 3.65 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged this week, but remained at historically low levels amid worries about the global economy.


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.


2015 U.S. home sales most in 9 years

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. …


Mortgage rates dip following surge

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 …


30-year mortgage rate falls to record 3.78%

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.


Average rate on 30-year mortgage dips to 3.88

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 …


30-year mortgage below 4% for first time

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage this week fell below 4 percent for the first time ever, to 3.94 percent.


Rate on 30-year mortgage falls to record 4.09%

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.


Mortgage rates fall to near-record lows

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 …


Mortgage rates go up slightly

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 …