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Average mortgage rates continue to drop, sitting near three-year lows

Mortgage rates continued to drop this week, hitting their lowest levels since November 2016, according to Freddie Mac. 30-Year FRM 15-Year FRM 5/1-Year...
Homebuilders

Luxury homebuilder’s woes show mounting slowdown fears

Wealthy buyers are pulling back from some of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S., the latest sign that sky-high prices and...
Fannie Mae lowers existing home forecast, says sales will decline this year | 2019-08-16

Fannie Mae lowers existing home forecast, says sales will decline this year | 2019-08-16

Fannie Mae lowered its housing forecast on Friday, saying existing home sales will decrease this year compared with 2018. It was the first...
Zillow

Recession may be looming, but housing market remains solid: Zillow

If a recession is looming, the housing market won't be to blame this time, according to Zillow.Despite unwelcome news of an inverted yield...
Treasury 30-year yield closes in on all-time low, 10-year under 1.6%

10-Year Treasury yield falls below 1.5% for first time since 2016

The global rally in bonds on Thursday drove the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury below 1.5% for the first time since August...
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Why the boost lenders get from lower mortgage rates may have limits

While the recent rate-driven boom in production is heartening for lenders, the limited response when it comes to home purchases is a concern.On...
Treasury 30-year yield closes in on all-time low, 10-year under 1.6%

Bonds signal growing global distress as key yield curve flips

The U.S. government bond market sounded alarms Wednesday as investors fleeing riskier assets drove the 30-year bond's yield to a record low and...
Texas won't approve bans on plastic bags, which can be fatal to livestock

Texas won’t approve bans on plastic bags, which can be fatal to livestock

Kristie West was driving down the highway in rural South Texas when she saw it. The drive from her ranch to the nearby...
Texas beer to go and alcohol delivery starts in September

Texas beer to go and alcohol delivery starts in September

Starting Sept. 1, Texans will be able to leave brewery taprooms with a case of their favorite craft beer, and order wine and...
Fifth Third Bancorp to raise minimum wage to $18 | 2019-08-06

Goldman Sachs: No deal in U.S.-China trade war before 2020 election | 2019-08-12

“Tariffs are a great negotiating tool,” President Donald Trump tweeted last month, one of dozens of times he has extolled the power of...

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