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Articles relating to "Mortgage rates":

Long-term mortgage rates down slightly this week (6/22/2017)
The big news is that fixed-rate mortgages didn’t go higher this week, though the drop is marginal. They averaged 3.90% compared to last week’s 3.91%.

Mortgage rates move higher (6/15/2017)
The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose from last week’s seven-month low (3.89%) to 3.81% this week.

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89% (6/8/2017)
Freddie Mac: The 30-year FRM fell for the fourth week in a row, the lowest level in nearly seven months; a year ago, it was 3.60%. The 15-year FRM eased to 3.16%.

Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.94% (6/1/2017)
The average 30-year FRM fell again and, for yet another week, managed to stay below the psychologically significant 4% mark.

When will mortgage rates rise? What happens when they do? (4/24/2017)
At some point, mortgage rates will rise again. An economic analysis of earlier 100-basis-point mortgage-rate increases found that median home prices often take a hit because buyers can’t afford their now-higher monthly payments.

Will mortgage rates below 4% spur market? (4/24/2017)
How long will 4% rates last? It could lead skittish buyers to act sooner rather than later – or shop for slightly a bigger home than they could afford in Jan.

Mortgage rates drop below 4% (4/20/2017)
Rates that surged shortly after the presidential election have surprised experts by dropping again. This week’s average FRM, 3.97%, is the lowest since Nov. 2016.

Two Fed moves could push mortgage rates higher (4/3/2017)
Interest rate hikes indirectly affect long-term mortgage rates – but a separate Fed move later this year could also push rates higher once it starts selling Treasury securities that the Fed bought during the recession to help ease the housing crisis.

Could rising mortgage rates be good for housing? (3/22/2017)
While higher rates make it more expensive for buyers, rising rates could also push fence-sitters into action and convince banks that they can approve more loans.

Average 30-year mortgage rates slip again to 4.17% (2/9/2017)
Mortgage rates fell again after a post-election surge, and 88% of experts polled this week predict they’ll remain stable or fall even more over the short term.

Fixed mortgage rates move higher (1/3/2017)
Freddie Mac: Overall, 2016’s average mortgage rate was the lowest since tracking began in 1971 – but a consecutive nine-week uptick late in the year suggests that the era of low rates may be ending.