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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop, Purchase Applications Plummet

Apr 3, 2020 2:48:15 PM

Mortgage interest rates are a moving target. After plunging on coronavirus fears several weeks ago, interest rates have risen and fallen not just weekly but sometimes several times per day.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Foreclosure News, Real Estate Misc., Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Home Sales Slow in February 2020

Mar 26, 2020 3:09:50 PM

It's unclear whether the decline in Massachusetts home sales in February 2020 was due to the coronavirus or the continued dramatic drop in the number of homes available for sale. Maybe it was both.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Mortgage Rates & News

How Will Coronavirus Impact Boston's Real Estate Market?

Mar 14, 2020 5:36:47 PM

First, let's start by stating the obvious. The health of homebuyers, sellers, real estate agents, their families, and others in the real estate industry is what's most important. It's wise to take precautions and put staying healthy first and foremost.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., Mortgage Rates & News

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Interest Rates Hit All-time Low

Mar 9, 2020 8:11:34 AM

Mortgage interest rates hit an all-time low for the week ending March 5, 2020, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates Plunge on Coronavirus Uncertainty

Feb 26, 2020 9:48:26 PM

The worldwide spread of the coronavirus has sent shockwaves throughout global health care systems and governments, and the United States' stock market isn't the only financial indicator plunging as a result.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Real Estate Misc., Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates Near Three-year Lows

Feb 3, 2020 11:27:51 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates fell another 9 basis points for the week ending January 30, 2020, to the second-lowest rate in three years, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Home Sales Flat in 2019, Inventory Continues to Decline

Jan 28, 2020 6:30:51 PM

Massachusetts single-family home and condominium sales both jumped a double-digit percentage in December but were flat for 2019, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported January 22, 2020.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Rates Expected to Support Real Estate Market Activity

Jan 16, 2020 3:28:17 PM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates have remained below 4 percent since June 2019, giving Massachusetts homebuyers a little relief from rising home prices.

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Topics: Mortgages 101, Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Rates Unchanged From Previous Week

Dec 9, 2019 2:59:52 PM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates were unchanged for the week ending December 5, 2019, compared to the previous week, but remained more than 1 percentage point lower than the same week in 2018, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Rates Up, But Well Below This Time Last Year

Nov 15, 2019 6:41:36 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates increased 6 basis points but remained more than 1 percentage point lower than the same week last year, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Real Estate Inventory Continues to Decline

Nov 13, 2019 5:37:37 PM

Much to the disappointment of homebuyers, the number of single-family and condominium homes for sale in Massachusetts dropped again in September 2019, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported on October 23, 2019.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates More Than 1.25% Below Last Year

Oct 11, 2019 9:42:29 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates declined 8 basis points from the week before and were more than 1.25 percent less than last year for the week ending October 10, 2019, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

   

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