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  • Mortgage rates holding steady, Freddie Mac says

     
    There's been little change in home mortgage interest rates this week, with no clear trend in economic and housing data to affect the cost of loans, Freddie Mac says. The widely watched weekly survey by the government-controlled mortgage finance company......
  • Home loan rates fall, but so does mortgage demand

     
    Responding to sluggish economic and housing data, mortgage rates have fallen for the seventh straight week, following the yield on Treasury bonds to new lows for the year. But many people remain on the sidelines of the housing market, expecting......
  • Mortgage rates fall for eighth straight week

     
    How low can they go? Fixed mortgage rates fell for the eighth straight week in the widely watched Freddie Mac survey of what lenders are offering to well-qualified borrowers. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.49% this week, down from last......
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate levels off at 4.5%

     
    Mortgage rates leveled off this week, according to a Freddie Mac survey that found the 30-year home loan up a single notch and the 15-year mortgage down by the same amount. The survey said lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate loans......
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year fixed rate holds steady at 4.5%

     
    Mortgage rates changed little this week, with the 30-year fixed loan steady at 4.5% in one widely watched survey despite the imminent end of a Federal Reserve bond-buying program that has helped keep long-term rates low. Freddie Mac said the......
  • Mortgage rates: Steady as she goes

     
    Amid mixed economic news, long-term mortgage rates are little changed for the fourth week in a row, with lenders offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.51%, according to the latest Freddie Mac survey. That......
  • Home prices up in April for the first time in eight months

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. A closely watched index of home prices in America’s largest cities ticked up in April over March, the first such improvement in eight months, though experts attributed......
  • KB Home posts second-quarter loss

     
    Los Angeles home builder KB Home widened its loss in its second quarter as the housing market stalled and the company continued to suffer the fallout from the bankruptcy of a Las Vegas development. The company posted a net loss......
  • Treasury's holdings of mortgage-backed securities drop below $100 billion as sell-off continues

     
    The Treasury Department said Wedneday it had recovered about 65% of the $225 billion it spent to purchase mortgage-backed securities to help stabilize the housing market during the financial crisis as the government continues to slowly sell off its...
  • Mortgage rates trending higher

     
    Mortgage rates moved higher this week after spending a month within a hair or two of 4.5%, the latest surveys showed. The 30-year fixed-rate loan (charted below) was at 4.6% in the closely watched Freddie Mac tally, up from 4.51%......
  • Mortgage rates ease again on rising unemployment

     
    If you're strong enough financially to qualify for a home loan, the latest round of bad economic news has done you a favor: Mortgage rates have fallen again, Freddie Mac said in its latest weekly survey. Lenders were offering the......