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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates once again drop to new yearly lows

Drop further below 4%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates have decreased throughout this year, recently hovering around 4%. And now, according to Freddie Mac's latest mortgage report, they're even lower.
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Mortgage applications fall 3.3.% for week despite continued low rates

Third week of declines comes amid global economic unrest
Trey Garrison
For the third week in a row, mortgage application activity dropped, despite the drop in already low interest rates.
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Mortgage rates inch slightly higher but still under 4%

Good news on jobs front pushes up interest rates
Trey Garrison
Good news on the jobs front pushed up interest rates this week but they're still hovering at historic lows. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.42%. Here's where we are now.
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TransUnion: Mortgage delinquency in 2015 will hit lowest since recession

Housing and mortgage finance should get boost next year
Trey Garrison
The mortgage delinquency rate in 2015 will continue to decline, and coupled with easing home price growth and still-limited interest rate increases, it could be a good year for mortgage financing.
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Long-term mortgage rates hit lowest in 19 months

A year after everyone forecast rises, it’s down
Trey Garrison
A year ago at this time most economists in the industry were projecting mortgage interest rates above 5%. What a difference a year makes.
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Employment jumps 321K in November

Full-time jobs decline 150K, participation rate lowest since 1978
Trey Garrison
Employers added 321,000 jobs in November, but behind ther numbers are some continued troubling trends that show weakness. Here's the breakdown.
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Mortgage applications take a dive for second week in a row

Refinancings drop to 60% share
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications continue to decline, down a full 7.3% for the week ending Nov. 28.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates stay frozen heading into holidays

Rates remain around 4%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates once again barely budged from last week’s numbers, with most staying unchanged. Here’s where rates stand heading into Thanksgiving weekend.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage giants warm to principal reduction?

Also 2015 housing finance forecasts galore and key mortgage industry metrics
Trey Garrison
Is principal reduction about to become more common? Who hit the bulls-eye in forecasting 2014, and who just offered bull? And of those hawkeye prognosticators, what do they have to say about 2015? Get it here and get it early.
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Zillow: Mortgage rates fall further below 4%

Continues at sub-4% level for seventh week in a row
Ben Lane
Current rate borrowers were quoted an average interest rate of 3.82% on Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace in the week that ended Tuesday, down from last week’s figure of 3.9%.
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