Mortgage rates

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 - 12:17 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 - 10:05 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 - 9:36 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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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 - 9:18 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- This Jan. 8, 2018, file, photo shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 15, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-...
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January 25, 2018 - 9:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a third week in a row, lifted by investors' expectations for faster economic growth, which has pushed up borrowing costs. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.15 percent this week...
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FILE - This Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo shows a house for sale in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 04, 2018 - 9:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, making it slightly more affordable to borrow for a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.95 percent from 3.99 percent last week. The average has tumbled from 4.20 percent a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, "For Sale" signs are stacked up outside a complex of townhouses in Houston. On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
December 21, 2017 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week but remain lower than they were a year ago. The five-year adjustable-rate mortgage rate hit the highest level since mid-2011. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.94 percent,...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, photo, construction workers work on the site of an apartment high-rise in Miami. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on the pace of U.S. home construction in November. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
December 19, 2017 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes increased 3.3 percent in November — with the gain largely coming from single-family houses being built at the strongest pace in more than a decade. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders broke ground on homes last month at a seasonally...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017, file photo, a sold sign is displayed in front of a house in Sacramento, Calif. On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the benchmark 30-year home loan rate was down from 3.94 percent a week earlier and 4.16 percent a year ago. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 14, 2017 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate on 30-year fixed-rate U.S. mortgages slipped to 3.93 percent this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the benchmark 30-year home loan rate was down from 3.94 percent last week and 4.16 percent a year ago. The rate on 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, popular...
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