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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hold steady despite mounting economic tension | 2019-05-16

Despite mounting global economic tension, mortgage interest rates are holding steady, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.07% for...
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Average mortgage rates hold steady amid global trade disputes

Market reaction to the trade dispute with China led to a modest decline in mortgage rates this week, but that shouldn't affect home...
Homebuilders

Homebuilder sentiment rises to seven-month high in May

Sentiment among homebuilders increased in May by more than expected, sustaining this year's upward swing on stronger sales and lower mortgage rates.The National...
Prepayments

Rising mortgage prepayment speeds may be a short-lived phenomenon: KBW

While prepayment speeds on agency mortgage-backed securities rose in April, that increase should be short-lived as further significant interest drops are not expected,...
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Home buyer affordability improves, but tight supply prevents real progress

Affordability got better for mortgage borrowers at the start of 2019, but housing inventory constraints limited the degree of improvement, according to the...
Rates fall

Average mortgage rates drop as rhetoric over China heats up

Mortgage rates continued to decline during May, as fears over a possible trade war with China drove investors into safer instruments, according to...
Kevin Brungardt

Mortgage banks must do more than just stick to their knitting now

We're a quarter of the way through the year, and economic news has alternated between record-low unemployment rates, and dramatic daily/weekly losses in...
12 cities where borrowers save big on mortgages and how lenders help

12 cities where borrowers save big on mortgages and how lenders help

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Apps jump

Mortgage applications rise as lower rates draw buyers into the market

An increase in purchase activity drove the week-over-week rise in mortgage application volume as homebuyers entered the market while interest rates fell, according...
Homebuilders

Dallas-Fort Worth tops the U.S. in new home starts

Dallas-Fort Worth is still the country's top homebuilding market. But analysts aren't expecting an increase in North Texas house production this year. At...

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