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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down; 30-year fixed averaging 4.28%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down; 30-year fixed averaging 4.28%
    The cost of a home loan dropped early this week on less than robust news about the economy and housing, with Freddie Mac reporting that the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 4.28%, down from 4.37% a week earlier.  The average for...
  • Fannie Mae offering cash incentives to some home buyers

    WASHINGTON — If you're planning to shop for a home in the next few weeks, here's an early spring buying season come-on that just might save you some money if you qualify. Fannie Mae, the largest mortgage investor in the country, has a bulging...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates barely changed; 30-year fixed at 4.37%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates barely changed; 30-year fixed at 4.37%
    Mortgage interest rates have changed little in recent days, with Freddie Mac saying fixed rates edged higher for a fourth straight week while start rates fell a notch on variable home loans. The Freddie Mac survey, conducted Monday through early...
  • Finding ways to help young adults make their first home purchases

    WASHINGTON — Parents, grandparents and young adults know the problem only too well: Heavy student-debt loads, persistent employment troubles stemming from the recession, plus newly toughened mortgage underwriting standards are all standing in the...
  • Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $7.2 billion; bailout offset in full

    Fannie Mae to pay U.S. $7.2 billion; bailout offset in full
    WASHINGTON -- Fannie Mae posted its eighth straight profitable quarter in the final three months of last year and will send the federal government $7.2 billion, pushing its total dividend payments above the cost of the 2008 bailout for the first time, the...
  • Freddie Mac: Average mortgage rates rise; 30-year fixed at 4.33%

    Freddie Mac: Average mortgage rates rise; 30-year fixed at 4.33%
    Fixed mortgage rates crept higher again early this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year home loans to solid borrowers at an average 4.33%, up from 4.28% last week. The 30-year fixed rate had declined for five weeks...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year average is 4.28%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year average is 4.28%
    A five-week decline in fixed mortgage rates has ended, with Freddie Mac’s survey showing the 30-year home loan averaged 4.28% early this week, up from 4.23% a week ago. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged at an average of 3.33%,...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dip again; 30-year average at 4.23%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dip again; 30-year average at 4.23%
    Weaker signals from the housing markets sent mortgage rates lower for the fifth week in a row, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.23%, down from 4.32% a week ago. The rate...
  • Strategies for getting a mortgage amid tougher federal rules

    WASHINGTON — The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall again, with 30-year averaging 4.32%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall again, with 30-year averaging 4.32%
    Fixed mortgage rates fell for the fourth week in a row following the release of weaker housing data, according to Freddie Mac, which said lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans to solid borrowers this week at an average of 4.32%. The Freddie Mac...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates lower; 30-year fixed averaging 4.39%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates lower; 30-year fixed averaging 4.39%
    Fixed mortgage rates have drifted lower, according to Freddie Mac, which said lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.39% this week, down from 4.41% a week ago. It was the lowest reading for the weekly survey since Nov. 27....