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News archive for May 2013


Mortgage rates higher than at this point last year

Mortgage rates higher than at this point last year

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Fixed mortgage rates continued to climb higher, seeing a huge weekly spike, and now sit higher than at this point a year earlier, Freddie Mac revealed in its weekly mortgage report. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Strong home price growth seen in the West

Strong home price growth seen in the West

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Strong home price growth was seen on both a quarterly and yearly basis in April in parts of the West region, Clear Capital said in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Home Equity, Mortgage, Refinance


Mortage rates up again on weekly basis

Mortage rates up again on weekly basis

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Mortgage rates for both fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages rose again on a weekly basis, Freddie Mac said in its weekly mortgage report. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Mortgage rates on the rise

Mortgage rates on the rise

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Mortgage rates continued to head higher this week as mortgage activity dropped sharply, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said in its weekly mortgage report. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Home sales rise slightly in Q1

Home sales rise slightly in Q1

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Home sales increased in the first quarter (Q1) of 2013 as signs of a seller's market may be starting to emerge. Read more

Posted in: Home Equity, Mortgage, Refinance


Mortgage rates see sharp increases

Mortgage rates see sharp increases

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Mortgage rates continued to climb higher as the economy responded to increased consumer spending, mortgage giant Freddie Mac said. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Mortgage rates continue to climb uphill

Mortgage rates continue to climb uphill

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Mortgages rates have reversed the downward trend seen much of 2013 and headed uphill in recent weeks. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Home prices show yearly gains

Home prices show yearly gains

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Home prices rose on a year-over-year basis, breathing additional life into the recovering housing market, Clear Capital said in its monthly market report. Read more

Posted in: Home Equity, Mortgage, Refinance


Mortgage rates reverse course, head higher

Mortgage rates reverse course, head higher

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Mortgage rates reversed course and header higher on a week-over-week basis, Freddie Mac said in its weekly mortgage report. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Home sales higher yet again

Home sales higher yet again

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Pending home sales in the U.S. rose on both a monthly and yearly basis, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said in its monthly report. Read more

Posted in: Home Equity, Mortgage, Refinance


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