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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.69 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, edging closer to historically low levels at the start of the spring home-buying season. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.78 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, remaining near historically low levels at the start of the spring home-buying season. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.78 … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013. Long-term rates resumed their upward trend of recent weeks after declining last week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013. Long-term rates resumed their upward trend of recent weeks after declining last week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage drops to 3.75 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term mortgage rates have fallen for the first time in four weeks and remain near historic lows reached in May 2013. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the national average for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.80 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage … Continue reading

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US new home sales fall slightly in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur the real estate market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales … Continue reading

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Strong jobs market to spur U.S. housing in 2015: Reuters poll

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. housing is set to gain steam this year as a strengthening jobs market offsets the drag from an expected increase in mortgage rates, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Housing activity has been … Continue reading

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Strong jobs market to spur U.S. housing in 2015: Reuters poll

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. housing is set to gain steam this year as a strengthening jobs market offsets the drag from an expected increase in mortgage rates, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Housing activity has been … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.76 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have risen for a second straight week yet remained near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage jumped to 3.76 percent from 3.69 … Continue reading

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