Refine Search

  •  
  •  
Signed contracts to buy US homes climb to 20-month high

...from tight supplies.Average 30-year fixed rates were 3.69 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. That average has plunged from a 52-week high of 4.41 percent, a sharp decrease that makes it easier to purchase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-30/signed-contracts-buy-us-ho
Fewer homes for sale pushes up US house prices in December

...this year. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.76 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. That has ticked up in recent weeks, but is far below the 4.33 percent average from a year ago.Employers have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/fewer-homes-sale-pushes-us
US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

...been a yearlong slide.Average 30-year fixed rates were 3.76 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The fixed-rate average was 3.59 percent at the start of February.The current levels remain below the 4.33...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/us-home-sales-plunge-49-pe
Home construction slipped in January

...potential buyers tour open houses and take advantage of mortgage rates near historic lows.The 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.69 percent last week, compared to 4.28 percent a year ago, according to the mortgage firm Freddie Mac.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/home-construction-slipped-
Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

...historic lows. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.76 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. That has ticked up in recent weeks, but is well below the 4.33 percent average from a year ago.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/signed-contracts-buy-us-ho
Future homebuyers could feel pinch from plans to scrap Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

...follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants...housing finance system, ends the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and sustains the 30-year fixed rate mortgage ? all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-07/future-homebuyers-could-fe
Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends

...Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U...repaid the $116 billion it received from taxpayers.Freddie Mac posted net income of $1.4 billion for the latest quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-07/fannie-freddie-post-profit
Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up

...30-year rate stayed near a 19-month low.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year fixed rate...long-term rates low.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-31/average-us-30-year-mortgag
New US home sales jump 11.6 percent in December

...mortgages dropped to 3.63 percent last week, down from 4.39 percent a year ago, according to the mortgage firm Freddie Mac. That steep decline makes it cheaper for buyers to borrow, helping them afford larger and more expensive homes. So...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/new-us-home-sales-jump-116
US economy poised to propel global growth in 2015 as other nations struggle

...thinks Americans ages 25 to 34, stung by higher rents, will buy homes in greater numbers in 2015. Mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have relaxed their down payment requirements, which were a strain for would-be buyers.Some signs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-29/us-economy-poised-propel-g