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Yellen: If nothing changes, expect higher interest rates this year

Contingent on “continued improvement” in labor market conditions
Ben Lane
As predicted by many economists, the Federal Reserve is indeed considering raising the Federal Funds Rate later this year, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday. And if the economy improves as expected, she believes it will be “appropriate” for the Fed to raise the Federal Funds Rate this year, which in turn, would affect mortgage interest rates.
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Mortgage rates remain largely unchanged from last week

Good news on starts doesn’t provide boost
Trey Garrison
Average fixed mortgage rates moved just slightly lower following three consecutive weeks of increases, according to Freddie Mac.
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Mortgage rates move higher for third week in a row

Employment gains, 10-year Treasurys provide upward pressure
Trey Garrison
With solid employment gains in February, average fixed mortgage rates followed 10-year Treasury yields higher and rose for the third consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise 0.6%

Trade, currency sell-offs pushed Treasury yields higher
Trey Garrison
Average fixed mortgage rates following 10-year Treasury yields moved slightly higher in the week ending May 7, according to Freddie Mac.
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It’s official: The first quarter saw a refinance mini-boom

Low interest rates drove first-quarter increase
Ben Lane
A continually low-interest rate climate led to borrowers refinancing at an increased rate in the first quarter, according to a new report from Freddie Mac. So, just how frequently did borrowers refinance in the first quarter?
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reverse course, move higher

Still well below 4%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates increased for the first time in several weeks amid mixed housing industry reports.
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Mortgage rates decline again, hover at 2015 lows

Purchase applications up on low rate news
Trey Garrison
Average fixed mortgage rates moved down slightly this week and remained near their 2015 lows as the spring homebuying season continues. Here’s how it breaks out.
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Mortgage applications tick up in latest MBA survey

Purchase applications rise for 4th time in 5 weeks
Trey Garrison
Purchase applications increased for the fourth time in five weeks as we proceed further into the spring home buying season, but refis are lagging. Here's what's happening.
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Mortgage rates unchanged and remain near 2015 lows

Freddie Mac: 30-year at 3.67%
Trey Garrison
Mortgage rates remain near lows for the year, but they haven’t spurred a rush to buying yet. Here’s what’s happening.
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Mortgage rates decline on weaker jobs report

Freddie: Rates drop to 3.66%
Trey Garrison
Weakness in the job market and in wage growth held mortgage rates down for the week ending April 9, Freddie Mac says. Here’s how it breaks out.
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