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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates still pushing buyers to market

Rates still hover at a low point for 2014
Trey Garrison
Mortgage rates once again showed very little change while remaining near their 2014 lows prior to a better-than-expected second-quarter gross domestic product reading, Freddie Mac reported Thursday morning.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit nine-month low

5 weeks of straight declines
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates have officially dropped for five weeks straight to new 2014 lows. And the new average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage bodes quite well for home shoppers.
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Refinances continue downward trend, ARMs on the rise

ARMs up 5% from March 2013
Ben Lane
ARMs made up 7.4% of the home loans closed in March. That was up by nearly 5% over March 2013’s figure of 2.5%.
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3 reasons borrowers fare well with ARMs

Call to ARMs may be answer to rising rates
Trey Garrison
ARMs have grown from a 3.4% share of all conforming home loans in December 2013 to a recent high of 9.9% in March 2014. Here's why they might be a smart idea.
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Fannie Mae: Here's why ARMs work for some borrowers

More borrowers jump aboard
Brena Swanson
Adjustable-rate mortgages used to be one of the hottest products on the market in 2005, making up nearly 40% of purchase money mortgages. But now almost nine years later, ARMs sit roughly around 5%.
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Is the growing market share of ARMs cause for concern?

Capital Economics wants to know
Jacob Gaffney
The economics company states the adjusted rate mortgage appears to be in the middle of something akin to a renaissance. And it gives three reasons this trend is not a heart stopper.
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Weak housing data pushes rates lower

Nation experiences fourth consecutive week of declines
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates continued to decline on the heels of weaker housing data, with the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.32% this past week, down from a rate of 4.39%.
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Fixed-rate mortgages tumble in popularity

Hybrid ARMs start to reign
Brena Swanson
The dominance of the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is starting to lose its threshold as adjustable-rate mortgages become more appealing due to rising interest rates.
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Redefining ARM loans

They're not as risky as the market presumes
Brena Swanson
Once thought of as risky and unsafe, adjustable rate mortgages are not as toxic as borrowers assumed in recent years. In fact, the industry is starting to shift toward ARMs as interest rates rise.
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Freddie Mac: Rates remain stagnant heading into 2014

Rates edge up slightly
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates remained stagnant heading into the final days of the year, with the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increasing only slightly to 4.48% from 4.47% last week.
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