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Mortgage applications jump 9.5% in mid-March

Refinances fuel surge in apps for week
Trey Garrison
After just downright depressing lows for much of the first quarter, mortgage applications surged ahead last week. Here's what happened.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates low for spring homebuying season

Remain under 4%
Brena Swanson
Good news for homebuyers. Mortgage rates are staying well below 4% heading into the start of the spring homebuying season.
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Zillow: “Strong” jobs report drives mortgage rates up

But still well below 4%
Ben Lane
Buoyed by an “exceptionally strong” jobs report, the interest rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose last week, according to a new report from Zillow.
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3 signals that the Fed is about to raise interest rates

Here’s your sign that Janet Yellen is on the move
Trey Garrison
A Boston attorney who has been watching the big picture says there are three signs to know that the Fed is going to raise interest rates. Here’s his take.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates at 21-month low

Economic factors push rates down
Trey Garrison
Mortgage rates slid again this past week, but with little impact on mortgage applications. Here's what happened.
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Existing home sales collapse in January despite low mortgage rates

Declining inventory and demand, not weather, drives down sales
Trey Garrison
Despite low mortgage rates, existing home sales tanked in January. And don't blame it on the winter weather — the biggest decline happened in the Western region. Here's where it went wrong.
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Freddie: Mortgage rates rise but still near mid-2013 lows

Rates rise second week on Treasury yield surge, strong jobs report
Trey Garrison
Average fixed mortgage rates moved higher for a second week amid a strong employment report, according to Freddie Mac. Here’s what it means for lenders.
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Mortgage applications tumble 13.2% as rates climb

Refinancings for larger loans take hit
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications decreased 13.2% from one week earlier, giving up more ground gained in January. Here’s what happened and why.
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Huffington Post: 4 reasons to ignore the CFPB mortgage tool

A disservice to homebuyers?
Jacob Gaffney
Borrowers will no doubt be drawn to the mortgage rate tool from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when it comes time for them to do some home shopping. On the Huffington Post, Jack Guttentag, professor of finance emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, gives several perfect reasons for why they shouldn’t do that.
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Zillow: Mortgage rates rise due to strong economic data

Expects rates to continue rising
Ben Lane
Current rate borrowers were quoted an average interest rate of 3.66% on Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace in the week that ended Tuesday, up from 3.56% last week.
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