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24 October 2013
Fixed mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels in four months this week, amid growing assumptions that the Federal Reserve will not scale back its bond purchase program any time before the end of the year.
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9 October 2013
The nomination of Janet Yellen by President Obama to be the new chief of the Federal Reserve is widely seen as a move that increases the likelihood that mortgage rates will remain low for the immediate future.
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7 October 2013
If you missed your chance at refinancing your mortgage at a super-low rate, the standoff over the raising the federal debt limit is giving you what may be one final opportunity.
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26 September 2013
Fixed mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels since mid-July this past week, following the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its current level of economic stimulus for the time being.
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18 September 2013
In a move that took many financial experts by surprise, the Federal Reserve today decided to maintain its pace of Treasury and mortgage bond purchases for at least another month and a half.
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12 September 2013
Fixed-mortgage rates held steady this week, with the averages on both 30- and 15-year loans unchanged following lackluster news on the employment front.
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5 September 2013
Mortgage rates moved higher this week, with fixed rates near their highest points reached since they began rising in late spring.
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22 August 2013
Fixed mortgage rates moved sharply upward this week in anticipation that the Federal Reserve would signal that it would soon start scaling back its purchases of Treasury bonds that have served to keep interest rates low for the past four years.
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15 August 2013
Mortgage rates have held steady for a second consecutive week, with only minor changes in the major loan types, according to today's weekly rate survey from Freddie Mac.
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25 July 2013
Mortgage rates are down again this week, easing concerns that the recent increases might put a crimp in the recovering housing market.
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18 July 2013
Mortgage rates cooled off this week, backing off their recent highs following Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke's reassurances the Fed would not hasten to back off its program of Treasury bond purchases that produced record low rates over the past four years.
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3 July 2013
Fixed mortgage rates eased back down this week, giving back part of last week's sharp increases as fears diminished somewhat over the Federal Reserve's plans to start scaling back its program of Treasury bond purchases.
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26 June 2013
Mortgage rates posted their biggest single-week gain since 2011 last week, with the average on 30-year fixed-rate loans increasing by nearly three-tenths of a percent.
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6 June 2013
Mortgage rates continued to rise this week, with the average on 30-year rates jumping another one-tenth of a percent in the weekly Freddie Mac rate survey.
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30 May 2013
Fixed-rate mortgages soared to their highest averages in a year this week, with average rates on both 30- and 15-year home loans jumping by more than two-tenths of a percentage point.
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9 May 2013
Mortgage rates headed higher this week on the strength of a better-than-expected employment report, ending five straight weeks of declines that sent average rates on some loan types to new record lows.
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2 May 2013
Mortgage rates are down for a fifth consecutive week, with 30-year rates approaching all-time lows and new record lows set on two other major loan types.
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18 April 2013
Mortgage rates edged down again this week, posting their third consecutive decline with 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) falling to a new record low in the weekly Freddie Mac rate survey.
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11 March 2013
Mortgage rates are up significantly the past few days, spurred in large part by Friday's employment report showing the U.S.economy added 236,000 in February.
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7 March 2013
Mortgage rates are holding largely steady this week, with only minor changes among the major loan types, according to today's Freddie Mac weekly rate survey.
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