Tag Archives: Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Volume Rises Slightly — New York Real Estate

Mortgage applications were up 0.3 percent last week compared to the previous week on both a seasonally adjusted basis and on an unadjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association weekly survey. The increase was in refinances, which rose 0.9 … Continue reading

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Refinancing Drives Mortgage Activity

Mortgage activity rose last week to the highest level in about two months, mainly from borrowers locking in low mortgage rates by refinancing, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Wednesday. Nearly three of every four loan requests last week was … Continue reading

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Home Values Have Been Stabilizing

U.S. homes lost $489 billion in value during the first 11 months of 2009. That’s significantly less than the $3.6 trillion lost during 2008 and evidence that home values are stabilizing, says Zillow.com, online real estate research firm. Properties in … Continue reading

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30-Year Rates Hit Record Low

The average interest rate for 30-year mortgages has fallen to the lowest level since Freddie Mac began compiling its weekly survey in 1971, declining to 4.71 percent this week from 4.78 percent a week ago. Rates also were more attractive … Continue reading

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Predictions on Future Mortgage Rates

What will happen to mortgage rates if the Federal Reserve stops buying mortgage-backed securities next March? If and when that program ends, mortgage rates will rise, but most financial observers say it is very likely they won’t skyrocket. Keith Gumbinger, … Continue reading

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