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Aug 30, 2018  12:15 ET
Mortgage rates hold steady
Key mortgage rates remained largely unchanged over the week, Freddie Mac reported. As of Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate rose a single basis point to 4.52 percent. Other key rates also ...
Aug 28, 2018  11:45 ET
Mortgage-loan margins improve in Q2
Nonbank mortgage-loan profitability rebounded somewhat in the second quarter, following an unusually weak first quarter in which companies suffered an average loss of $118 per loan. Nonbanks report...
Aug 9, 2018  11:05 ET
Mortgage rates tick down marginally
Mortgage rates were generally flat over the week, Freddie Mac reported. As of Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.59 percent, down one basis point from the prior week. The 15-yea...
Aug 2, 2018  12:40 ET
Mortgage rates climb in spite of Fed
Key mortgage rates moved up for the second straight week, Freddie Mac said. As of Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.6 percent, up six basis points from the prior week. A year ag...
Aug 1, 2018  17:55 ET
Mortgage applications fall in weekly survey
Mortgage applications were down for the third straight week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). MBA’s overall adjusted index fell by 2.6 percent for the week ending Jul...
Jul 31, 2018  16:20 ET
Congress extends flood program four months
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has received another 11th-hour temporary reprieve.  President Donald Trump signed a four-month extension ahead of the Tuesday's midnight deadline to re...
Jul 20, 2018  13:35 ET
Mortgage exec: These are not normal times
With the rapid decline in refinances, many mortgage companies have been struggling to generate volume, laying off staff and belt tightening. Industry veteran, Brian Koss, executive vice president an...
Jul 19, 2018  16:45 ET
Mortgage rates move sideways
Key fixed mortgage rates fell marginally over the week, Freddie Mac reported. As of Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.52 percent, down one basis point over the prior week. The ...
Jul 18, 2018  17:00 ET
Mortgage applications fall
Mortgage applications fell last week even as refinancing activity ticked up, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending July 13, MBA’s adjusted composite index ...
Jul 5, 2018  12:20 ET
Mortgage rates move down in weekly survey
Mortgage rates continue to trend down this summer, Freddie Mac reported. Through the week to Thursday, the 30-year fixed rate declined by three basis points over the prior week to average...
Jun 28, 2018  16:10 ET
Flattening yield curve raises recession fears
On the face of it, the U.S. economy looks to be in great shape. The unemployment rate is at an 18-year low and consumer confidence is sky high. But one metric has worried economists and Wall Street....
Jun 21, 2018  12:05 ET
Mortgage rates fall back
Key rates moved down over the week, falling in the three of the past four weeks, Freddie Mac reported. The 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.57 percent, down five basis points from the prior...
Jun 7, 2018  14:45 ET
Mortgage rates slide
Key mortgage rates fell for the second consecutive week, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.54 percent, down two basis points from the pr...
May 31, 2018  16:30 ET
Mortgage rates reverse course after steady rise
Mortgage rates eased up this week after rising steadily to a seven-year high, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.56 percent, down 10 basis points ...
May 25, 2018  14:40 ET
Economists: Housing market can handle rising rates
Last week, the key 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose for the 15th time in 21 weeks, the longest sustained rise in recent memory, Freddie Mac reported. Although the overall housing market faces no real ...

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