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Has Kick-Start in Employment Pumped Up Mortgage Rates?
Mortgage rates inched up slightly this week, and Freddie Mac’s chief economist vaguely suggested that the job market had a major impact on this change.
Mortgage Apps Up as Credit Loosens: Will Optimism Take Root?
This week, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) offered back-to-back servings of upward facing data on a week-over-week basis.
Rising Job Numbers Plus Unchanged Mortgage Rates Equals … What?
New data on job creation and average fixed mortgage rates were simultaneously released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Freddie Mac.
Is Refi Ready for a Revival?
The long-dormant refinance side of the mortgage market saw a blip of new life last week, and a new effort to raise public awareness of federal refinance efforts is poised to stir increased activity in this shrinking s