Mortgage rates in 2012 averaged lowest levels in 65 years

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Mortgage rates dropped on a weekly basis, matching the downward trend seen for much of 2012, Freddie Mac revealed in its last weekly mortgage survey of the year.

Home prices up sharply year over year

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Home prices showed increases of more than 10 percent on a yearly basis in November, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said in a recent report.

Home builder confidence continues to rise

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Home builder confidence increased month-over-month and is at a level not seen in more than six years, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said in a recent report.

Home sales rise in November

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Sales of existing homes increased nearly 6 percent on a national level in November, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said in a recent report.

30-year fixed mortgage rates rise

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Interest rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose week-over-week but remain near historical lows, Freddie Mac revealed in its weekly mortgage report.

Number of new auto loans obtained by consumers at 5-year high

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More new auto loans were created in the first eight months of 2012 than any year since 2007 for that timeframe, Equifax revealed in a recent report.

Mortgage rates show mixed results on weekly basis

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Mortgage activity dropped sharply as mortgage rates fluctuated week-over-week, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) revealed in its most recent weekly mortgage report.

More consumers pay credit card bills late in Q3

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The credit card delinquency rate on a national level rose in the third quarter (Q3) of 2012, TransUnion said in a recent report.

Fixed mortgage rates drop near record lows

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Fixed mortgage rates decreased slightly week-over-week, keeping rates near all-time record lows, Freddie Mac said in its most recent weekly mortgage report.

Number of housing markets showing improvement spikes in December

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The number of housing markets showing improvement in December surged on a month-over-month basis, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed in a recent report.