Mortgages

FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2018 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday after their biggest gain in more than six months. Homebuilders are sinking after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes dropped in September, and retailers are also sharply lower. IBM tumbled after it announced disappointing...
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This Sept. 21, 2018 photo shows a for sale sign in front of a home in north Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, Oct. 4, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 04, 2018 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week, taking a pause after five straight weeks of increases. Costs for would-be homebuyers have been climbing, and the key 30-year rate has been running at its highest levels in more than seven years. Mortgage buyer Freddie...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photograph, a sale signs stand outside a home on the market in Denver. On Thursday, Sept. 13, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 13, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since the start of August, raising costs for would-be homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages climbed to 4.60 percent from 4.54 percent last...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photograph, a sold placard tops a sale sign outside homes on the market in Denver. On Thursday, Sept. 6, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 06, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates ticked up this week for the second straight week, remaining substantially higher than a year ago amid strength in the economy. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.54 percent from 4.52...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home has sold in North Reading, Mass. On Thursday, Aug. 30, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 30, 2018 - 10:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates ticked up this week as borrowing costs are meaningfully higher than a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose slightly to 4.52 percent from 4.51 percent last week. The rate...
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FILE- This May 4, 2018, file photo shows a house under construction in Roseville, Calif. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in July. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 16, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders. The Commerce Department said Thursday that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, not nearly enough to...
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Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The prosecution is expected to rest its case in the fraud trial. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 14, 2018 - 12:21 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged up slightly this week, reaching their highest levels since late June. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.54 percent from 4.52 percent last week. Long-term loan rates have been...
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