NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. mortgage rates fell in the past week to the latest in a series of record lows amid concerns about the state of the economy, according to a survey released Thursday by Freddie.
Freddie Mac, the government-backed mortgage company, forecasts 30-year rates will hit 4.5 percent by the end of 2012 and. with buyers more interested in getting a good price than rock-bottom.
About a month ago, I discussed whether mortgage rates could drop any lower. At that time, the en vogue 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.32%, per freddie mac data.. today, expectedly, it hit a fresh all-time low, falling to 4.12%.
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Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. The current pace of acceleration has been fueled by many factors.Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, had this to say:"Healthy consumer spending and higher commodity prices spooked bond [.]
Mortgage. 30-year fixed-rate loan was 3.56 percent, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago it was above 4 percent. We’re this close to the record low 3.31 percent rates posted in November 2012. Back.
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The president just announced a new initiative to help homeowners. stuck in higher-rate mortgages. mortgage experts say more could be done by the president, particularly with taxpayer-controlled.
U.S. mortgage rates hit record lows – Freddie Mac.. according to a survey released Thursday by Freddie Mac. Rock-bottom rates offer a glimmer of hope for a housing market struggling to gain.
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The government may hit home borrowers with a triple whammy. Whammy No. 1 unfolded last week. The Federal Housing Finance Agency forced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. bottom line: “There are going to.
Mortgage rates were on the rise again and applications continued to hit reverse. The FED will likely decide what’s next in the week ahead. U.S Mortgages – Rates Up for a 3rd Week, Weighing.
Rock bottom. to lower rates," Freddie Mac recounts. Since the highs of 1981, mortgage rates have mostly trended downward, however according to Freddie Mac’s own records, they remained in double.
"So the question now is, do we want to do this again?" The home ownership rate. a mortgage, but the bank is saying no." "We’ll work with both parties to turn the page on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
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