Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week with rates remaining near historic lows.
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Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.
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Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, hovering near historically low levels, according to a survey by mortgage-buyer Freddie Mac.
U.S. single-family home prices rose less than expected in April, according to the closely watched S&P/Case-Shiller index.
Sales of previously owned homes in May posted the best monthly gain in nearly three years, providing hope that housing is beginning to regain momentum.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historic lows.
U.S. housing starts and building permits fell more than expected in May, suggesting the housing recovery will likely remain slow for a while.
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Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly this week, reversing a five-week downward trend.
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Applications for U.S. home mortgages declined last week as both refinancing and purchase applications decreased, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.
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Contracts to buy previously owned homes rose modestly in April, a sign that the U.S. housing market is stabilizing despite higher interest rates.