Category: Mortgage Rates

Housing Recovery Unmoved by Rising Interest Rates

DSNews     BY:  KRISTA FRANKS-BROCK   January 23, 2014 Mortgage rates may be rising, but the housing market doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, several indicators have improved alongside rising rates, according to the HousingPulse Tracking Survey released by Campbell Surveys and Inside Mortgage Finance this week. The lending atmosphere is becoming friendlier, especially to first-time buyers. Simultaneously, the average […]

Mortgage Rates Pull Back Further

DSNews     BY: Tory Barringer, 1/16/2014 December’s “discouraging jobs report” caused mortgage rates to pull back once again this week. “discouraging jobs report” weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) falling to an average rate of 4.41 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending January 16, down from 4.51 percent last week. A […]

Mortgage Rates See Sharp Increases       BY: Tori Barringer      December 5, 2013 Long-term mortgage rates saw a jump this week following better-than-expected economic reports. Freddie Mac released Thursday the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, putting the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) at a rate of 4.46 percent (0.5 point) for the week ending December […]