Mortgage rates

In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018, photo, an open house sign is seen on a street corner in Waukee, Iowa. On Thursday, July 5, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 05, 2018 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, offering a slight degree of relief to would-be homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dropped to 4.52 percent from 4.55 percent a week ago. Rates have declined in five of the past...
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This May 25, 2018, photo shows a home for sale in Rutherford, N.J. On Thursday, June 7, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
June 14, 2018 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week after two straight weeks of declines, reaching their second-highest level this year. Long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. And the Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest...
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This May 27, 2018, photo shows a home with a sold sign in Wexford, Pa. On Thursday, June 7, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
June 07, 2018 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, providing a helpful jolt for potential home buyers. Last week's decline followed weeks of increases that pushed long-term loan rates to their highest levels in seven years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said...
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FILE- This April 23, 2018, file photo shows a sold sign in front of a home in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, May 17, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 17, 2018 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week, marking their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed toward the significant 5 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Monday, April 23, the National Association of Realtors reports on March sales of existing homes. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 23, 2018 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 percent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that homes sold last month at a seasonally...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, work continues on a new development in Fair Lawn, N.J. On Tuesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in March. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 17, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on more apartment buildings last month, pushing up overall home construction 1.9 percent. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million, driven by a big 16 percent gain in...
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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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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 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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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015, file photo, Prince Addy of Manassas, Va., straightens up the shelves of roofing products at the Home Depot in Falls Church, Va. Home Depot a reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 20, 2018 - 8:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A strong home-improvement market pushed Home Depot's profit higher in the fourth quarter, topping expectations. The Atlanta company's profit rose 5.6 percent to $1.78 billion, or $1.52 per share, for the three months ended Jan. 28. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were $1.69...
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