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  • Millennials jump into the mortgage market

    Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3 percent range, government efforts to ease credit requirements and deep frustrations at having to pay rising rents without creating equity.
  • Mortgage rates rise, marking 1st weekly gain of 2015, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates rise, marking 1st weekly gain of 2015, Freddie Mac says
    Fixed mortgage rates this week rose for the first time in 2015, with Freddie Mac’s widely watched survey pegging the 30-year conventional rate at 3.66%, up from 3.63% last week. The average rate for a 15-year fixed home loan was 2.98%, up from 2....

    Signed contracts to buy homes slide 3.7 percent in December, despite lower mortgage rates

    Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into the market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 3.7...

    Mortgage rates rise slightly, but still near historic lows

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage edged up to 3.66...

    Pending home sales tumble in December

    Pending home sales tumble in December
    Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into the market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 3.7...