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Average 30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 3.58 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were little changed this week at or near their lows for the year. The low rates come amid the spring home buying season, which is drawing prospective purchasers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 percent

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, signs stand outside new townhouses in Houston. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)More WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term … Continue reading

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US mortgage rates remain low as home-buying season starts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates stayed near 2016 lows this week, potentially good news for the housing market as the spring home-buying season begins. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edged up to 3.59 percent from 3.58 percent last … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.58 percent

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, a home is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates on Thursday, April 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)More WASHINGTON (AP) … Continue reading

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12 Common IRA Mistakes To Avoid That Could Cost You Thousands

“Did you know if you would have left your retirement in your 401k then you wouldn’t have to pay the 10% penalty?” My new client was 57 years old and already retired. He possessed decent liquid savings but an unexpected expense … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.82 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained below 4 percent for a 12th straight week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.82 percent from … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgages eases to 3.85 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates eased slightly this week, continuing at low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.85 percent from … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.86 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week following the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates at record lows for now. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to … Continue reading

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US new-home sales surge 5.7 percent in August to 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by steady job gains and low mortgage rates, Americans purchased new homes in August at the fastest pace in more than seven years. New-home sales surged 5.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate … Continue reading

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