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U.S. Mortgage Rates Reverse Course, Climb Again in June

U.S. Mortgage Rates Reverse Course, Climb Again in June

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, after declining for two straight weeks, U.S. mortgage rates reversed direction this week and rose to their second highest level this year. Read More »


Mortgage Credit in U.S. Upticks in May

Mortgage Credit in U.S. Upticks in May

According to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index, U.S. Mortgage credit availability increased in May 2018. Read More »

Homebuyers in U.S. Still Resilient Despite Limited Supply and Affordability

Homebuyers in U.S. Still Resilient Despite Limited Supply and Affordability

According to Freddie Mac's May 2018 Outlook Report, swift U.S. home-price growth and the ongoing climb in mortgage rates this year have made buying a home more expensive, but home sales are still on track to squeak out a gain in 2018. Read More »

 U.S. Mortgage Rates Slip Backward in June

U.S. Mortgage Rates Slip Backward in June

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dipped for the second consecutive week of June 2018. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined two basis points to 4.54 percent. Read More »


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Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Grand Tetons Wonderland - (Driggs, Idaho)

Huntsman Springs is golf and club community developed by Jon Huntsman, Sr. A place of serenity and beauty in the hitherto undeveloped Teton Valley of Western Idaho. Read More »

Last Updated June 15, 2018 8:00 AM ET

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New research shows a household's primary residence is its largest asset and continues to provide an important building block for long-term financial security.

After two straight months of modest increases, pending home sales in U.S. dipped in April 2018 to their third-lowest level over the past year. All major regions saw no gain in contract activity last month.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates moved up over the past week to their highest level since May 5, 2011.

According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this 2018 Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.

Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, after plateauing in recent weeks, U.S. mortgage rates reversed course and reached a new high last seen eight years ago.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released this week, strong U.S. wage growth more than offset an increase in mortgage interest rates to boost nationwide housing affordability in the first quarter of 2018.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged over the past week in early May 2018. The minimal movement of mortgage rates in these last three weeks reflects the current economic nirvana of a tight labor market.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 4, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 0.4 percent from one week earlier.

According to the National Association of Home Builders' 55+ Housing Market Index released this past week, U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped five points to 66 in the first quarter of 2018.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, after steadily rising in most of April 2018, the average U.S. mortgage rate dipped slightly over the past week.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate continued its upward trajectory, as seen in most of 2018 to date.

According to he Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 20, 2018, mortgage applications in the U.S. decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier,

Existing-home sales in the U.S. grew for the second consecutive month in March 2018, but lagging inventory levels and affordability constraints kept sales activity below year ago levels.

According to new research from the Up for Growth National Coalition, ECONorthwest, and Holland Government Affairs, from 2000 to 2015, the U.S. fell 7.3 million units short of meeting housing demand.

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks in the U.S. made an average profit of $711 on each loan they originated in 2017, down from $1,346 per loan in 2016.

According the National Association of Home Builders, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 69 in April 2018 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. decreased 2.6 percent compared to March 2017. Compared to February 2018, applications increased by 14 percent.


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