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Older Americans increasingly saddled with housing debt

The share of older Americans with housing debt has doubled over the last 20 years, rising from 15.3 percent...

Older Americans increasingly saddled with housing debt
The number of single-family homes on the market hit historic lows in July, driving prices up (iStock)
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US housing supply reaches nearly 40-year low

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the severe housing supply shortage in the U.S., with the number of homes on...

US housing supply reaches nearly 40-year low
The rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped 7 percentage points for the week ending September 10, reaching 2.86 percent. (iStock)
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Mortgage rates notch new low

Mortgage rates sank to an all-time low — again. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped .07 percentage points for the week ending Sept. 10, reaching 2.86 percent — a new low...

Mortgage rates notch new low
Since the pandemic started, there is a much smaller pool of lenders willing to offer jumbo loans (iStock)
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Mumbo jumbo: Why are mortgage rates all over the place?

Jumbo loans, typically seen as lower risk investments by banks, are seeing rates vary widely among lenders. The mortgages,...

Mumbo jumbo: Why are mortgage rates all over the place?
Europe could be headed toward a housing crisis
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Europe could be headed toward a housing crisis

Negative interest rates and high rates of household debt in Europe may be leading to a housing bubble. The...

Europe could be headed toward a housing crisis
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