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US home sales slide in April due to few properties on market

...recent hiring streak. Yet apartment renters reported in a Freddie Mac survey released this week that they are struggling to save...84 percent this week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. That average has dropped from 4.14 percent last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-21/us-home-sales-slide-april-
First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

...would help buyers, but activity has recovered slowly since 2010. That's one reason a recent report by mortgage buyer Freddie Mac forecast that the U.S. housing market will continue to see low levels of homes for sale for the next several years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-12/first-time-buyers-face-hur
Freddie Mac posts $524M profit in 1Q; paying $746M dividend

WASHINGTON - Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $524 million for the first quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2014, as it sustained losses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-05/freddie-mac-posts-524m-pro
US home construction off to weak March start

...average 30-year, fixed mortgage rates have stayed near recent lows at 3.66 percent, according to the mortgage firm Freddie Mac. That is down from a 52-week high of 4.33 percent. Cheaper borrowing costs make easier for homebuyers to afford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/us-home-construction-weak-
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage edges up to 3.67 percent

...spring home-buying season underway.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate...into housing.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/average-us-rate-30-year-mo
The week ahead

...releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for March, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.FRIDAY? Labor Department releases Consumer Price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-12/week-ahead
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66 percent

...spring home-buying season underway.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate...increase until 2016.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-09/average-us-rate-30-year-mo
US home sales roared back to life in March

...should also help buyers.Average 30-year fixed rates were 3.67 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. That average has plummeted from a 52-week high of 4.33 percent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-22/us-home-sales-roared-back-
Business news

...makers shipped 71.7 million computers in the first quarter, down 5.2 percent from a year earlier.MORTGAGE GIANT FREDDIE MAC said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.66 percent from 3.70 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-09/business-news
US home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

...stronger sales this year.Average 30-year fixed rates were 3.69 percent last week, according to the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The average has plummeted from a 52-week high of 4.41 percent, making it cheaper for would-be homeowners to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-31/us-home-prices-rise-modest