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Rate on 30-year mortgage ticks up to 3.34 pct.

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages ticked up this week just slightly above their record lows, keeping home-buying and refinancing attractive to consumers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan ticked ...

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Fannie, Freddie expand aid to storm-hit homeowners

MCLEAN, Va. — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expanding their assistance to borrowers whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The mortgage organizations said Friday that they will automatically suspend evictions and foreclosures in disaster areas for ...

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Average on 30-year US mortgage stays at 3.55 pct.

WASHINGTON  — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage held steady this week, staying slightly above the lowest level on record. Low mortgage rates have aided a modest housing recovery. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate ...

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Average on 30-year mortgage up to 3.66 percent

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages have risen for a fourth straight week, remaining slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the ...

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Consumer finance agency sets mortgage protections

WASHINGTON — The government’s consumer lending watchdog proposed new rules Friday aimed at protecting homeowners from unexpected costs and shoddy service by companies that collect their monthly mortgage payments. Mortgage servicing companies would be required to provide clear monthly billing ...

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