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Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Odds of an Easing Up

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Odds of an Easing Up

Having ticked up 6 basis points last week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since dropped 10 basis points to 4.31 percent, which is 13 basis points below its mark at the same time last year, down 63 basis points since hitting a 7-year high this... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Tick Up

Mortgage Rates Tick Up

Having dropped 59 basis points since hitting a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked up 6 basis points over the past week to 4.41 percent but remains 5 basis points below its mark at the same time last... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Hold

Mortgage Rates Hold

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage, which hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, but has since dropped 59 basis points, was unchanged over the past week, holding at 4.35 percent, which is 8 basis points below its mark at the same time last... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a One-Year Low, Fears Grow

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a One-Year Low, Fears Grow

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage, which hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, shed another 4 basis points over the past week and has dropped 4.37 percent, the lowest rate in a year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey data. At... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Odds of Easing Emerge

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops, Odds of Easing Emerge

Having dropped to a 9-month low at the beginning of the year, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage, which hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, has inched down another 4 basis points to a 10-month low of 4.41 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s... Read More »

The Fed Signals Future Rate Hikes Are on Hold

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the Federal Reserve not only failed to raise interest rates today but signaled a more “patient” approach in its adoption of any future hikes. Despite the Fed having previously signaled expectations for two rate hikes this year, traders... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Levels Off, Probability of a Hike Drops

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Levels Off, Probability of a Hike Drops

Having dropped to a 9-month low two weeks ago, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage, which hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, has been holding at 4.45 percent, which is 30 basis points above its mark at the same time last year, according... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop to a 9-Month Low, Application Volume Jumps

Mortgage Rates Drop to a 9-Month Low, Application Volume Jumps

Having shed 6 basis points over the past week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has dropped to 4.45 percent, which is 49 basis points below the 7-year high of 4.94 percent it hit this past November and a 9-month low but still 46 basis points above... Read More »

Mortgage Rates End the Year Half a Point Higher

Mortgage Rates End the Year Half a Point Higher

Having hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent last month, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has since dropped 39 basis points, including 7 basis points over the past week, to 4.55 percent but remains 56 basis points above its mark at the same time last year,... Read More »

The Fed Raises Rates, Signals Two More Hikes in 2019

As projected, the Federal Reserve has just raised its benchmark Federal Funds rate, upping its target range by another 25 basis points to between 2.25 and 2.5 percent, while signaling expectations for two more quarter-point increases in 2019, down from a previously expected three. The Fed dropped the benchmark... Read More »