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August 28, 2013
Pending sales of U.S. homes slip but remain solid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in July, but the level stayed close to a 6 1/2-year high. The modest decline...
August 28, 2013 - 12:07pm
Mortgage bankers say applications fall as rates hit 2013 high
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home loans fell for a third straight week as average mortgage rates hit their highest level this year,...
August 28, 2013 - 9:59am
August 27, 2013
U.S. home prices rise in June at marginally slower pace: S&P
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices rose in June though the pace of gains slowed slightly, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 0.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, just shy of...
August 27, 2013 - 9:05am
August 22, 2013
Average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage at 4.58 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose this week to their highest levels in two years, driven by heightened speculation that the Federal Reserve will slow its bond purchases later this year.
August 22, 2013 - 4:12pm
August 17, 2013
Editorial: Statewide housing outlook is improving
There are positive signs in the real estate market across west central Minnesota and the rest of the state. The number of foreclosures is continuing to decline across the state, according to the Minnesota Homeownership Center. Housing demand is beginning to stabilize or increase...
August 17, 2013 - 5:00am
August 15, 2013
U.S. home foreclosures on track for 6-year low
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The U.S. is on track to end the year with the fewest homes repossessed by lenders in six years, a trend that should help limit the negative impact foreclosures have on home values.
August 15, 2013 - 7:06am
August 8, 2013
Fannie Mae posts $10.1B net income for 2Q
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mortgage giant Fannie Mae earned $10.1 billion in the second quarter, aided by the recovery in the housing market. The government-controlled company has turned a profit in each of the past six quarters. Fannie said Thursday it will pay a dividend of $10.2 billion...
August 8, 2013 - 7:34am
August 7, 2013
Freddie Mac posts second-quarter profit on housing recovery
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the U.S.-owned mortgage finance company, on Wednesday posted...
August 7, 2013 - 8:25am
July 22, 2013
U.S. home sales dipped 1.2 percent in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. sales of previously occupied homes dipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million in June but remain near a 3 1/2-year high.
July 22, 2013 - 9:29am
July 18, 2013
U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 4.37 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages declined this week as concern waned in the financial markets over the Federal Reserve's possible slowing of its bond purchases this year.
July 18, 2013 - 2:54pm
July 17, 2013
U.S. builders start work on fewer homes in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in June, mostly because apartment construction fell sharply. But applications for permits to build single-family houses rose to the highest level in five years, suggesting the housing recovery will continue.
July 17, 2013 - 8:18am
July 11, 2013
RealtyTrac: Home repossessions declined in June
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by banks in June, the latest sign that the nation is shaking off its housing bust hangover.
July 11, 2013 - 7:15am
June 27, 2013
U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 2-year high: 4.46 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage surged this week to 4.46 percent, the highest in two years.
June 27, 2013 - 3:00pm
Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes at 6-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign...
June 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
June 25, 2013
U.S. new home sales hit fastest pace in 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, a solid gain that added to signs of a steadily improving housing market.
June 25, 2013 - 2:59pm