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US home sales fell in July; some buyers see silver lining

Aug. 18, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The housing market's comedown from its high-flying days early this year is deepening, with home sales in July falling for the sixth straight month. Sharply higher mortgage rates, surging inflation and prices that remain near all-time highs are making homes less...

Average long-term mortgage rates retreat slightly this week

Aug. 18, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates came back down slightly this week after the key 30-year loan rate jumped nearly a quarter point last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate fell to 5.13% from 5.22% last week. Last year at...

US key 30-year mortgage rate jumps back over 5%, now 5.22%

Aug. 11, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates soared this week in a continued volatile market as the key 30-year loan rate jumped back over 5%. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year rate rose to 5.22% from 4.99% last week. By contrast, the rate stood at...

New Zealand house prices finally fall from dizzying heights

Aug. 11, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand house prices fell year-on-year for the first time in more than a decade, a report showed Thursday, as rising interest rates finally halted a dizzying boom that had only gained momentum after the coronavirus pandemic first hit. The Real...

Long-term mortgage rates under 5% for 1st time in 4 months

Aug. 04, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate fell below 5% for the first time in four months, days after the Federal Reserve jacked up its main borrowing rate in an aggressive effort to get inflation under control. The 30-year rate tumbled to 4.99% from 5.3% last...

Average US long-term mortgage rates retreat to 5.3%

Jul. 28, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates retreated this week just as the Federal Reserve announced another big rate hike in its bid to get four-decade high inflation under control. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate fell back to 5.3%...

Housing market chills as mortgage rates, prices scare buyers

Jul. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Tomcak was looking for a home for his in-laws in the suburbs around Denver, something priced close to $450,000. Tomcak became dispirited as he lost out to investors fronting cash offers $100,000 over the asking price. Then mortgage rates ballooned, putting his...

Average long-term US mortgage rates edge up to 5.54%

Jul. 21, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates ticked up again this week in a rapidly cooling housing market as the Federal Reserve gears up for what could be yet another bump to its benchmark interest rate. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year...

US home sales fell in June as prices reach new heights

Jul. 20, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slowed for the fifth consecutive month in June as higher mortgage rates and rising prices kept many home hunters on the sidelines. Existing home sales fell 5.4% last month from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.12 million, the...

Average long-term US mortgage rates bounce back up to 5.51%

Jul. 14, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were back up this week, just as the latest government data shows inflation has not slowed, meaning the Federal Reserve is almost certain to raise its benchmark borrowing rate later this month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac...