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  • Mortgage rates rise on jobs report

    Mortgage rates rise on jobs report
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage jumped to 3.69 percent from 3.59 percent last week. The average rate...
  • Louisiana officials try to keep state from credit downgrade amid ongoing budget troubles

    Seeking to stave off a downgrade to Louisiana's credit rating, Gov. Bobby Jindal will make a personal pitch Thursday to a national rating agency about the health of the state's economy and finances. The planned phone call from the Republican governor...
  • It's tough to get mortgage in Orlando — especially for Hispanics

    It's tough to get mortgage in Orlando — especially for Hispanics
    Orlando homebuyers, particularly Hispanics, have had a more difficult time getting approved for mortgages than buyers nationally, a new study shows. About 17 percent of mortgage applications were denied in Metro Orlando in 2013. Nationally, the...
  • Home sales show best January in eight years

    Home sales show best January in eight years
    Confidence in the economy and low interest rates contributed to the best January home sales the Baltimore area has seen in eight years, suggesting a strong start to the spring market, analysts and real estate agents said. Showings at open houses this...
  • The tax implications of short selling a primary residence

    Q: An 83-year-old friend of mine is disabled and is about to enter an assisted living facility. She is currently living alone in a house she owns, but it is no longer safe for her to live alone. I am trying to help by organizing her finances and to...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Feb. 22-28. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....
  • Mortgage rates rise for second straight week

    Mortgage rates rise for second straight week
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have risen for a second straight week yet remained near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage jumped to 3.76 percent from 3.69 percent last week. The...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise for second week; 30-year at 3.76%

    Mortgage rates edged higher for a second week, with Freddie Mac's weekly survey showing that lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average 3.76%, up from 3.69% last week. This year's low point came the first week of February, when...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.76 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have risen for a second straight week yet remained near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage jumped to 3.76 percent from 3.69 percent...
  • Relief funds to aid seniors struggling with reverse mortgages

    A federal relief effort that set aside nearly $2 billion in housing aid for troubled Californians is being expanded to help older homeowners avert foreclosures on their reverse mortgages. The program, in a pilot stage, will provide up to $25,000 to low-...
  • Wrigley rooftop owners go to court to block signs' installation

    Wrigley rooftop owners go to court to block signs' installation
    The owners of two Wrigley rooftop businesses went to court Thursday to stop the Cubs from installing a video scoreboard and advertising signs on the outfield walls that will block their views into Wrigley Field. The owners, led by Edward McCarthy, run...