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Mortgage Rates News
The typical down payment is 10% smaller than a year ago HW+Mar 22, 2023
In January, the typical U.S. homebuyer used a down payment that was 10% smaller than a year ago to purchase a home.
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Existing home sales rise for the first time in a year HW+Mar 21, 2023
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Latest housing starts data is good for mortgage rates HW+Mar 16, 2023
With little competition, homebuilders are feeling better HW+Mar 15, 2023
Is inflation or recession driving mortgage rates now? HW+Mar 14, 2023