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Average rate on 30-year U.S. mortgage stays 4.4 pct.

WASHINGTON — Average rates on U.S. long-term fixed mortgages remained steady for a second straight week, giving prospective home buyers more time to lock in historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the ...

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U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 2-year high: 4.46 pct.

WASHINGTON — The average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage surged this week to 4.46 percent, the highest in two years. The increase from a 3.93 percent average last week was the largest one-week jump in 26 years, according ...

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Homebuilder confidence soars to 7-year high

For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday ...

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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.40 percent

WASHINGTON — The average U.S. rate on the 30-year mortgage fell closer this week to its historic low and the 15-year rate marked a record low. Low rates are increasing the affordability of buying homes and refinancing. Mortgage buyer Freddie ...

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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage hits record 3.36 pct.

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell to fresh record lows for the second straight week. The declines have led more homeowners to refinance, a trend that could help jumpstart the economy. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday ...

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