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Sep 16, 2022

Mortgage rates hit 6% for first time since 2008 housing crash

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed over 6% this week for the first time since the housing crash of 2008.

Jun 16, 2022

Average mortgage rates jump by most in 35 years

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates made their biggest one-week jump in 35 years, one day after the Federal Reserve raised its key rate by three-quarters of a point.

Oct 21, 2021

Existing home sales surge as interest rates point higher

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes bounced back in September to their strongest pace since January.

Dec 28, 2017

Average mortgage rates climbed this week

WASHINGTON — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates increased this week, although they’re lower than a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.99 percent, up from 3.94 percent last week. That average marks a five-month high, but it’s still lower than the 4.32 percent a […]

Dec 29, 2016

Long-term mortgage rates rise, staying near 2014 highs

Long-term US mortgage rates ticked up again this week, staying at their highest levels since early 2014. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac on Thursday reported the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans rose to an average 4.32 percent from 4.30 percent last week. That average is at its highest since April 2014. It’s a sharp increase from […]

May 21, 2015

Average rate on 30-year mortgage dips

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week after rising for three straight weeks. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked down to 3.84 percent this week from 3.85 percent a week earlier. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.05 percent from 3.07 […]

Dec 24, 2014

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage edges up slightly

Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but the benchmark 30-year low remained very close to the 19-month low hit last week.

Dec 11, 2014

Average U.S. 30-year loan rate rises to 3.93 percent

WASHINGTON — 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 says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.93 percent this week from 3.89 percent last week. It is now at […]

Oct 30, 2014

Average U.S. 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.

Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.

Oct 25, 2014

Is refinancing your mortgage really worth it?

The interest rate pendulum has swung in favor of homeowners again. A steady decline in recent weeks brought down the average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan below 4 percent to 3.92 percent this week.

Oct 22, 2014

Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

Oct 21, 2014

New rules loosen up tight mortgage standards

Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week. With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding further into history, the government is loosening some financial rules, hoping to inject more life into the country's still-recovering housing market.

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