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  • Homebuyers, now might be the time to buy

    Mortgage rates retreat to lowest level since early October
    Mortgage rates declined this week, falling across the board, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the dip in mortgage rates offers a window of opportunity for potential buyers.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates gradually increase

    Stability attributed to economic pressure and subdued wage growth
    Mortgage rates held steady this week, moderately increasing, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said despite recent market volatility, mortgage rates remained steady this week.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit 7-year high

    Coastal markets see price deceleration
    Mortgage rates have now reached a seven-year high, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the strength of the economy, strong business activity and employment growth are responsible for the climb.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dip slightly

    Entry-level inventory shortage bigger deterrence than mortgage rates
    Mortgage rates dipped slightly this week according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said despite higher mortgage rates, the monthly mortgage payment remains affordable.
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  • Redfin: Housing demand climbs 5.1% in September

    Driven by growth in early-stage homebuying activity
    Housing demand increased in September, climbing 5.1%, according to new data from Redfin’s monthly Housing Demand Index. According to the analysis, housing demand still remains double digits below last year’s levels.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates slightly increase

    Rates are expected to rise, put downward pressure on purchasing activity
    Mortgage rates reversed course this week, rising slightly across the board, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said While higher borrowing costs will keep some people out of the market, buyers with more flexibility could take advantage of the decreased competition.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates slightly retreat

    A strong economy is expected to sustain demand
    After weeks of continual increases, mortgage rates finally slowed down, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the modest decline in mortgage rates is a welcome respite from the rapid increase in rates the last few weeks.
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  • Wall Street worries lead to weakening housing stocks

    Analysts reduce price targets as fears of rising interest rates grow
    This week, fear of interest rate spikes contributed to a decrease in housing stocks after analysts lowered ratings and price targets for several companies in the housing industry, according to an article written by Jim Bounds for CNBC.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates reach highest level since 2011

    Mortgage rates climb for fifth consecutive week
    Mortgage rates spiked to their highest level in over seven years, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed for the fifth consecutive week to 4.72%, which is a high not seen since April 28, 2011.
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