Mortgage rates

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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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, real estate signs mark the lots near one of the new homes for sale in a development for new homes in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 07, 2017 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. mortgage rates rose this week as the economy showed signs of strength, which makes it more likely that the Federal Reserve will raise its short-term rate next week. The rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.94 percent from 3.9 percent last week, mortgage...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, file photo, a sign advertises that an existing home for sale is under contract in Roswell, Ga. On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 30, 2017 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term mortgage rates slipped this week, though shorter-term rates rose in response to better economic news that made it more likely the Federal Reserve will hike rates in December. The rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.9 percent from 3.92 percent...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, photo shows a new home for sale in a housing development in Raeford, N.C. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)
November 16, 2017 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term mortgage rates rose this week to the highest level in months. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the rate on benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages hit 3.95 percent, up from 3.90 percent last week and highest since July. A year ago, it stood at 3.94 percent. The rate on 15...
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From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, make statements to reporters as work gets underway on the Senate's version of the GOP tax reform bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 10, 2017 - 1:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping tax legislation proposed by Senate Republicans includes a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and others in the GOP. Their bill would leave the prized mortgage interest deduction untouched for homeowners...
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From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, make statements to reporters as work gets underway on the Senate's version of the GOP tax reform bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 09, 2017 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday, including a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and others in their own party. Their bill would leave the prized mortgage interest...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, a home under construction and for sale is shown in Roswell, Ga. On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 09, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week, a sign that borrowing costs are largely stable even as the Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark short-term interest rate. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped to...
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President Donald Trump kisses a printed example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, as House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2017 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tax overhaul from House Republicans (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A provision in the House Republican tax bill is igniting a battle over abortion. The measure explicitly lets people designate "unborn children" as beneficiaries of 529 accounts. The language defines...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo shows a home for sale in Fort Washington, Pa. On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 19, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. rates slipped this week, reversing two straight weekly increases. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.88 percent from 3.91 percent last week. A year ago, the benchmark rate stood at 3.52 percent. The rate on 15...
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