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Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.80 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year. The rates’ historically low levels could be a boon to potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac … Continue reading

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Average US 30-year loan rate rises to 3.93 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for … Continue reading

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Average US 30-year loan rate rises to 3.93 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada says housing-market crash not in the cards

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada does not foresee the sort of sharp rise in joblessness or mortgage rates that would trigger a major housing market correction, Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday. Speaking to … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada says housing-market crash not in the cards

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada does not foresee the sort of sharp rise in joblessness or mortgage rates that would trigger a major housing market correction, Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday. Speaking to … Continue reading

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Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.89 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, a continuing boon for potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage declined to 3.89 percent this week from … Continue reading

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US 30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.97 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage declined to 3.97 percent this week from … Continue reading

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Reuters poll: Canada house price rises, new construction to slow

By Andrea Hopkins TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian house price rises are expected to slow in 2015 after another strong year and homebuilding will gradually cool from elevated levels, but a property market crash still looms as a risk, according to … Continue reading

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US 30-year mortgage rates drop to 3.99 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to tick down this week, remaining close to yearlong lows. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage slipped to 3.99 percent from 4.01 percent last week. … Continue reading

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Average US 30-year loan rate slips to 4.01 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged lower this week, approaching their lows for the year. The benchmark 30-year loan rate hovered near 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage … Continue reading

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