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Apr 6, 2017

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.10 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a third straight week, approaching their low points for the year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year fixed-rate […]

Jan 26, 2017

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.09 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term US mortgage rates marked their third week of declines this week, after snapping a nine-week run of increases. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate […]

Jan 26, 2017

Existing US home sales fell in December as supplies at 17-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. The National Association of Realtors […]

Jan 5, 2017

US construction spending hits highest level in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects for a second straight month in November, pushing activity to the highest level in more than a decade. Construction spending […]

Jan 5, 2017

Long-term mortgage rates fall, breaking 9-week rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nine straight weeks of increases, long-term US mortgage rates fell this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans declined to […]

Dec 8, 2016

US home price gains lift household wealth to $90.2 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A healthy increase in home values and higher stock prices drove up U.S. household wealth in the July-September quarter, though the gains are largely concentrated among wealthier […]

Dec 6, 2016

US 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.08 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates marked a fifth week of surges in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election win, reaching their highest levels this year. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday […]

Nov 17, 2016

US home construction jumped by largest amount in 34 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders broke ground on the most new homes in nine years last month, a response to strong demand that should lift the economy. Home construction soared 25.5 […]

Nov 17, 2016

Mortgage rates surge, but homebuyers advised to be patient

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates surging following the election win of Donald Trump, homebuyers may feel compelled to snap up loans before rates rocket even higher. But housing experts […]

Nov 15, 2016

For ECB and Fed, Trump complicates decisions on rate policy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has helped solidify expectations for an interest rate increase next month by the U.S. Federal Reserve — but may have complicated […]

Nov 8, 2016

US job openings increase slightly in September

U.S. employers posted slightly more job openings in September, a likely sign that the steady job gains of recent months could continue. The Labor Department said that job openings edged […]

Nov 8, 2016

US claims for jobless aid hit highest level since August

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at levels that suggest most workers enjoy job security. The Labor Department said Thursday that […]

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