Mortgage rates

June 08, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans dropped to 3.89 percent from 3.94 percent...
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May 11, 2017 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched higher this week. The benchmark 30-year rate remained above the key threshold of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans rose to 4.05 percent from 4.02 percent from last week. The rate stood...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed back above the key threshold of 4 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans increased to 4.03 percent from 3.97 percent...
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April 20, 2017 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. mortgage rate fell below a key threshold of 4 percent this week, its lowest level in five months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average interest rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans declined to 3.97 percent this week from 4.08 percent last...
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April 13, 2017 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking a new low for the year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans declined to 4.08 percent this week from 4.10 percent last week. That brought the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. The loss on health care deprives Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts, and the GOP is just as divided on what steps to take. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 25, 2017 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax...
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March 23, 2017 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 percent from 4.30 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.71 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65...
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February 24, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. That is 5.5 percent...
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February 23, 2017 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans edged up to 4.16 percent from 4.15 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.62 percent a...
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This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January 2017 at the fastest pace since 2007. The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, says home sales rose 3.3 percent last months from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
February 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Steady...
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