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  • US home sales increase 2.4 pct. in December; fewer first-time buyers hurt overall 2014 sales

    More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.
  • Not all buyers benefit from lower FHA interest rates

    If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages earlier this month, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit...

    Mortgage rates are lowest since 2013

    Mortgage rates are lowest since 2013
    Mortgage rates declined for the third straight week, with lenders on average offering 3.63% on a 30-year fixed loan, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. The mortgage finance giant said that this week's rate for a 30-year mortgage fell from 3.66% last week...

    Mortgage rates fall to lowest level since May 2013

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped further...

    Falling mortgage rates spur surge in home loan applications

    Falling mortgage rates spur surge in home loan applications
    Mortgage rates keep falling, and that has borrowers rushing to close a deal. Applications for home loans soared 49% for the week ended Jan. 9, according to the Mortgage Bankers Assn., the largest pop since 2008. The jump from a week earlier came from...