Mortgage loan

US home prices

US home prices rise 10.9 pct., most since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving […]

05/28/2013

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US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on fixed mortgage rose for the third straight week, hitting their highest levels since mid-March. Still, mortgage rates remained close to historic lows, a trend that should help sustain the […]

05/23/2013

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US rate on 15-year mortgage at record 2.56 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to a new record low last week, and the rate on the 30-year fixed loan declined. Cheaper mortgages have encouraged more home-buying […]

05/02/2013

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US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.54 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages crept closer to their historic lows this week, a trend that could help the housing recovery strengthen.

04/04/2013

US homes sales highest in more than 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in February to their fastest pace in more than three years, and more people put their homes on the market. The increases suggest more Americans believe the housing recovery will strengthen.

03/21/2013

Student loans

More Americans struggle to repay student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are falling behind on student loans, threatening their ability to obtain mortgages and other credit in the future.

02/28/2013

Home sales outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some economists expect the rising trend in home sales to continue — though they believe there will be some weaker months this fall. One sign of weakness comes in the report from […]

10/25/2012

US charges 73,000 desperate homeowners were conned

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal investigators have charged 530 people for allegedly defrauding more than 73,000 desperate homeowners around the country who fell behind on mortgage payments, leaving them vulnerable to con artists offering to help […]

10/09/2012

Why you shouldn't pay down your mortgage faster

By Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer The impulse to pay off your mortgage more quickly than you need to is understandable, especially these days. Interest rates are near historic lows, so it’s possible to replace […]

08/29/2012

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