Articles relating to "Mortgage rates":
Mortgage rates edge up – but not much (2/23/2017)
Rates rose negligibly from last week’s 4.15% to 4.16% this week, and half the experts polled this week predict relative stability over the short term.
Average 30-year mortgage rate dips to 4.15% (2/16/2017)
Rates fell for the second week in a row, but 55% of experts polled this week predict they’ll go up over the short term, and only 9% expect a decline.
This Fed action could send mortgage rates higher (2/14/2017)
To boost housing during the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve got into the bond-buying business. But if it starts to sell its mortgage-backed securities – which was always the eventual goal – mortgage rates could push past 6% within three years.
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.
4.19% average mortgage rate unchanged this week (2/2/2017)
A rate spike last week was short lived, though current rates are still higher than the average 3.65% for all of 2016.
Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.19% (1/26/2017)
A sharp jump from last week’s 4.09% marks the first 2017 increase after three weeks of declines. It’s notably higher than the 3.65% average for all of 2016, and 50% of experts predicted this week that rates will continue to rise 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.
U.S. average 30-year mortgage rate declines to 3.44% (9/8/2016)
Continued low rates prompted homeowners to refinance loans – refi’s made up 64% of total mortgage applications last week. The 15-year FRM eased slightly to 2.76%.