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US new-home sales rebound in July

...are on pace to add 2.5 million jobs this year.Borrowing costs have stayed about two percentage points below historical standards.The average 30-year fixed rate was 3.93 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-25/us-new-home-sales-rebound-
Single-family houses fuel gains in US homebuilding in July

...helped sales. The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 3.94 percent last week, according to the mortgage firm Freddie Mac. That is roughly two percentage points below the historical average.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-18/single-family-houses-fuel-
Fannie Mae posts $4.6B profit in 2Q; paying $4.4B dividend

...billion from taxpayers during the financial crisis in September 2008. The government rescued Fannie and smaller sibling Freddie Mac after they suffered huge losses from risky mortgages in the housing market bust.Together the companies received rescue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-06/fannie-mae-posts-46b-profi
Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend

WASHINGTON - Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-04/freddie-mac-posts-42b-prof
Shift from refinancings to home mortgages is increasing in Augusta

...refinancings a bigger part of the marketplace. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate...last six weeks, according to mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac, and is at its highest since October.Most experts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/shift-refinancings-home-mo
US home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

...slow buying activity.Average 30-year fixed rates were 4.09 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The average has risen from a 52-week low of 3.59 percent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-22/us-home-sales-surge-june-f
US new-home sales hit June slump

...historical standards.The average 30-year fixed rate was 4.04 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. That average has increased from a 52-week low of 3.59 percent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/us-new-home-sales-hit-june
Apartment construction drives US homebuilding surge in June

...have started to rise, although they remain low by historic standards.The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.09 percent last week, according to the mortgage firm Freddie Mac. That is up from a 52-week low of 3.59 percent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-17/apartment-construction-dri
US home sales climb 5.1 percent in May

...first time in nearly a decade.Average 30-year fixed rates were 4 percent last week, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac. That average has increased from a 52-week low of 3.59 percent.Many buyers appear eager to finalize their purchases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-22/us-home-sales-climb-51-per
US homebuilding drops in May, but pace stronger than in 2014

...have started to climb, although they remain low by historic standards.The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.04 percent last week, according to the mortgage firm Freddie Mac. That is up from 3.87 percent in the prior week.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-16/us-homebuilding-drops-may-