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Freddie Mac: Fixed-Rates Rise to 3.76 Percent

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving higher amid a strong employment report.

The Elite Performer: Stop Comparing the Impossible

Human nature causes us to compare ourselves to other people, either intentionally or unintentionally.

NMP's Economic Commentary: A Look Ahead … and Behind

Before we look ahead at 2015, we should first take a look back and see what happened in 2014.

Job Growth Spurs Rise in Fixed-Rates

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving higher amid a strong employment report. Regardless, fixed-rate mortgages rates still remain near their May 23, 2013 lows.

U.S. Home-Price Growth Rises Slightly in Q4

The majority of metropolitan areas experienced steady but slightly stronger price growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, behind a decline in housing supply and an uptick in demand fueled by lower interest rates and a stronger job market, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Ass

FHA Refinance Apps Increased 76 Percent, All Apps Up 1.3 Percent Over Last Week

Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Jan.

Bank of America to Lay Off 202 Servicing Employees

The number of homeowners at risk of default or foreclosure is dropping—and, along with that decline, are the number of mortgage servicing personnel required to provide assistance for at-risk homeowners.

Zillow: Fixed-Rates Dip Back Down to Record Lows

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip to New 20-Month Low; Current
      Rate is 3.56%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

Yes, More Americans Are Saving Money, But …

Americans seems to be saving more money, but a number of new surveys suggest that the act of putting something aside is becoming harder for many people.

HSH.com: Mortgage Rates Begin Slight Climb

Rates on the most popular types of mortgages moved upward slightly this week according to

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