Mortgages

This April 2, 2018 photo shows a real estate sign outside of a sold property in San Francisco. On Thursday, April 12, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly higher this week with the spring home buying season well underway. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages edged up to 4.42 percent from 4.40 percent last week. The benchmark stood at an...
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In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, photo a sold sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Thursday, April 5, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 05, 2018 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, benefiting potential homebuyers with the spring buying season underway. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.40 percent from 4.44 percent last week. The benchmark stood at an...
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FILE- This Feb. 26, 2018, photo shows a new home are for sale in Mahwah, N.J. On Friday, March 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in February. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 23, 2018 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent in a sign that buyer demand remains solid. The Commerce Department said Friday that last month's sales came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. On Wednesday, March 21, the National Association of Realtors reports on February sales of existing homes. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 21, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a shrinking number of homes available on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Walpole, Mass. Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates on Thursday, March 15. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 15, 2018 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the first time this year as the spring home buying season begins. The decline comes after nine straight weeks of increases that pushed borrowing costs higher. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year...
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In this Tuesday, March 6, 2018, photo people walk along a path in front of a row of homes in San Jose, Calif. NerdWallet calculated affordability for 173 metropolitan areas by comparing the median annual household income and the monthly principal-and-interest payment for a median-priced single-family home and found that the least affordable homes are in the San Jose. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 08, 2018 - 10:26 am
Whether you can afford a home depends — a lot — on the city you want to call home. A modest income can go a long way in Cumberland, Maryland, the metropolitan area with the nation's most affordable houses. In contrast, the least affordable homes are in the San Jose, California, metropolitan area —...
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FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, sold signs are displayed in front of a new development in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates on Thursday, March 8. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 08, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week to their highest average in more than four years, ratcheting up affordability pressures at the start of the traditional spring home buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Walpole, Mass. Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 01, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates crept higher this week, marking the eighth straight week that it cost more to borrow to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.43 percent this week from 4.40 percent last...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Walpole, Mass. Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 01, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates crept higher this week, marking the eighth straight week that it cost more to borrow to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.43 percent this week from 4.40 percent last week. The new...
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In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, photo, a sold sign is displayed in front of a new development in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for December is released. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 27, 2018 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at the fastest 12-month pace in more than three years in 2017, as potential home buyers fought over a limited number of available properties. Standard & Poor's said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index jumped 6.3...
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