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May 18, 2018  11:10 ET
Jumbo demand cools despite higher home prices
Mortgage-industry watchers might assume that skyrocketing home prices are forcing more and more people to apply for high-balance loans. Jumbo loans remain the norm in pricey California cities like S...
May 17, 2018  10:20 ET
Mortgage rates hit seven-year high
The 30-year fixed rate rose this week to the highest level in seven years, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the rate averaged 4.61 percent, up six basis points over the prior wee...
Mar 29, 2018  12:15 ET
Mortgage rates fall slightly
Mortgage rates were little changed over the past week, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.44 percent, down one basis point from the prior week. A ...
Mar 28, 2018  9:00 ET
Mortgage applications rise in latest survey
Mortgage applications rose for the fourth time in five weeks, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending March 23, MBA’s overall adjusted index increased by 4.8 ...
Mar 22, 2018  11:10 ET
Mortgage rates move up marginally
Mortgage rates remained largely stable over the past week, Freddie Mac reported.   The 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.45 percent, up one basis points from the prior week. A year ago, the rate aver...
Mar 20, 2018  16:00 ET
Analysts: Four Fed rate hikes are possible in 2018
As Federal Reserve policymakers met Tuesday for the first day of their March meeting, most housing analysts have already predicted what they will do: Raise rates for the first time this year. The m...
Mar 15, 2018  16:00 ET
Mortgage rates post first decline in weeks
The key rate dropped for the first time in 10 weeks, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate declined by two basis points to 4.44 percent. A year ago, the rate av...
Mar 1, 2018  14:55 ET
Mortgage rates move up again
The key mortgage rate rose for the eighth consecutive week, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.43 percent, up three basis points over the prior we...
Feb 1, 2018  16:00 ET
Mortgage rates rise for fourth straight week
Mortgage rates continue to rise on expectations of future hikes by the Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.22 percent, up seven ba...
Jan 31, 2018  15:05 ET
Fed holds the line on interest rates
As widely expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged. Following a two-day meeting on Wednesday, the central bank’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept the short-te...
Jan 18, 2018  16:00 ET
Key rate moves past 4 percent mark
The 30-year fixed rate topped the 4 percent mark for the first time since the summer, Freddie Mac reported. Through Wednesday, the 30-year fixed rate averaged 4.04 percent, up five basis ...
Jan 18, 2018  14:20 ET
Federal regulator calls for turning GSEs into utilities
For the first time, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has revealed its preferred blueprint for housing finance reform. In a position document and letter sent to the U.S. Senat...
Dec 29, 2017  10:35 ET
Mortgage rates end the year on an up note
Mortgage rates inched higher as 2017 came to a close, but the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was still below the mark set at the end of 2016, according to Freddie Mac’s Prima...
Dec 21, 2017  12:50 ET
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates move up
Key mortgage rates moved up slightly over the week, Freddie Mac reported. The 30-year fixed rate rose one basis point to 3.94 percent. A year ago, the rate averaged 4.3 percent. The 15-y...
Dec 15, 2017  17:00 ET
Fannie economist: Fed to stay cautious next year
Some housing economists believe that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates more aggressively next year in response to the Republican tax overhaul, which is moving on a fast-track toward appr...
 

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