Mortgages

FILE- This Jan. 8, 2018, file, photo shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-...
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FILE - This June 4, 2015, file photo, shows a sign indicating a site has been sold in a new home development in Nashville, Tenn. If you’re in a committed relationship but nuptials are on the back burner, just know your dream of buying a home doesn’t have to be. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 25, 2018 - 10:12 am
Love and marriage don't always go together, no matter what Sinatra says. If you're in a committed relationship but nuptials are on the back burner, just know your dream of buying a home doesn't have to be. Sixteen percent of first-time homebuyers in 2017 were unmarried couples, an annual National...
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This Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 18, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on long-term home loans rose this week. The rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage hit the highest level since May 2017. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the 30-year rate rose to 4.04 percent this week from 3.99 percent last week. The rate on 15-year,...
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January 11, 2018 - 5:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Backers of a bill aimed at cracking down on mortgage lending companies targeting veterans say the measure is gaining support. The bill's sponsors — U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Thom Tillis — said Thursday the goal is to protect veterans, particularly those who purchase homes...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, file photo, a construction worker continues work on new town homes under construction in Woodstock, Ga. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index, which tracks the value of homes in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, is due out Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 26, 2017 - 9:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale. Standard & Poor's said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index stood in October a solid 6...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, "For Sale" signs are stacked up outside a complex of townhouses in Houston. On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
December 21, 2017 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week but remain lower than they were a year ago. The five-year adjustable-rate mortgage rate hit the highest level since mid-2011. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.94 percent,...
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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 - 8:44 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 - 10:35 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 Tuesday, May 16, 2017, file photo, a sign advertises that an existing home for sale is under contract in Roswell, Ga. Surging stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9 trillion in the fall of 2017, though the gains aren’t widely shared. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 30, 2017 - 10:59 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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FILE - In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., appears on Capitol Hill in Washington. Messer is running for Senate in Indiana, though he primarily lives with his family in suburban Washington. It could complicate his plans to win the Republican primary and unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly next year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 17, 2017 - 1:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A campaign stop for Rep. Luke Messer in his bid for Senate involves traveling from his family's home in suburban Washington back to Indiana, where he typically stays overnight with his mom. Although living outside the state is hardly a first for members of Indiana's...
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