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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reach highest level since May

    Mortgage rates inch forward for fourth consecutive week
    Mortgage rates inched forward for the fourth consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased once again to its highest level since May.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase for third consecutive week

    Consumer credit growth driving mortgage rates
    Mortgage rates climbed for the third consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the one-two punch of strong job and consumer credit growth drove mortgage rates up to their highest mark since the second of August.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates continue to inch higher

    The 30-year fixed-rate increases for second consecutive week
    Mortgage rates continue to slightly increase, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said weakening affordability is hindering prospective buyers, but the good news is that purchase mortgage applications have now rebounded to 2017 levels.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates finally see an uptick

    Rates now as steady as they were in the fall of 2016
    Mortgage rates are finally seeing an uptick, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater believes the recent slowdown in price appreciation in several markets is good news for the many prospective buyers who were priced out earlier this year.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall to lowest level since mid-April

    Mortgage rates decrease for the third consecutive week
    Mortgage rates decreased for the third consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist Sam Khater said consumer spending is now driving equities higher, however, sales activity in the housing market has now crested.
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  • MBA: Mortgage applications fall 3%

    5/1 ARMs reverse course this week, falling 4.07%
    Mortgage applications decreased 3% from last week, and the USDA share of total applications remained unchanged at 0.8%, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reach fourth highest level of 2018

    30-year fixed-rate mortgage in second consecutive week of 4.6%
    Mortgage rates climbed higher this week, reaching its fourth highest level of 2018, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater says potential high inflation and borrowing costs will modestly rise in coming months.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates are virtually stagnant

    Sluggish construction activity deterring growth
    Mortgage rates remained flat this week, likely due to a lack of construction activity, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said mortgage rates moved sideways, primarily because of the mixed bag of economic data released this week.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates moderately increase

    Higher wages and better benefits increase home affordability
    Rising employment and increasing wages led to a slight climb in mortgage rates, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater says global trade tensions are keeping investors cautious, thus borrowing costs have become more affordable for potential homebuyers.
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