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More record lows for mortgage rates

More record lows for mortgage rates

Mortgage rates continue to sink to new depths, seemingly shattering previous lows every week. In the week ending today, the 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages were at all-time lows, according to the Primary Mortgage...

More record lows for mortgage rates
Mortgage rates plummet to historic low as economy weakens

Mortgage rates plummet to historic low as economy weakens

National mortgage rates are dropping sharply amid falling bond yields and signs of a weaker than expected economy, a...

Mortgage rates plummet to historic low as economy weakens
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5-year ARM interest rates hit new record low

The average interest rate for the five-year adjustable-rate mortgage dropped to a new record low over the past seven...

5-year ARM interest rates hit new record low
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The appeal of a short-term loan

Could I refinance you into a seven-year fixed-rate mortgage at 2.99 percent? Or how about 10 or 15 years fixed in the mid-3s? These may sound suspiciously like teaser quotes with tricks in the...

The appeal of a short-term loan
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Low inflation keeping interest rates low

Mortgage interest rates fell across the board this past week and remained below year-ago levels, according to data from U.S.-backed mortgage giant Freddie Mac for the seven days that ended today. The 30-year fixed-rate...

Low inflation keeping interest rates low
U.S. housing market to hit bottom in the spring: Freddie Mac

U.S. housing market to hit bottom in the spring: Freddie Mac

U.S. housing prices will hit bottom this spring and begin to rise again next year, Frank Nothaft, chief economist...

U.S. housing market to hit bottom in the spring: Freddie Mac
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Mortgage rates continue to set new

Mortgage interest rates have reached record lows for the sixth week in a row, according to data from government-sponsored mortgage giant Freddie Mac for the week ending July 29. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged...

Mortgage rates continue to set new
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Mortgage rates reach new record

Mortgage interest rates reached new record lows this week as consumer confidence declined, according data from Freddie Mac for the week ending today. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged a record-low 4.56 percent, down from...

Mortgage rates reach new record
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Mortgage rates sink to record low but trend won’t last: Freddie

The average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped to 4.78 percent this week from 4.84 percent a...

Mortgage rates sink to record low but trend won’t last: Freddie
Mortgage rates follow bond yields on their way up: Freddie Mac

Mortgage rates follow bond yields on their way up: Freddie Mac

Mortgage rates rose this week to their highest levels since August 2009, according to data for the week ending...

Mortgage rates follow bond yields on their way up: Freddie Mac
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