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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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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates slip back to 21-month low

Average 30-year fixed averaged 3.59%
Trey Garrison
Average fixed mortgage rates reversed course after rising last week, falling amid weaker than expected housing and economic data. Here’s the scoop.
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Capital Economics: Low interest rates spur refi spree

See a sustained boom for purchases
Trey Garrison
The further drop in 30-year mortgage interest rates, to an 18-month low of 3.8%, is starting to be reflected in mortgage applications. Here’s what Capital Economics sees.
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Mortgage interest rates slide in FHFA December index

Average slips below 4% in last weeks
Trey Garrison
Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages decreased from November to December. Here’s what happened.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reverse course, move higher

Still hover around yearly lows
Brena Swanson
Mortgages rate finally reversed course and slightly edged higher. However, despite the increase, rates remain at the lowest levels since May 2013.
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