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Average Mortgage Interest Rates Fall For Third Straight Week

May 17, 2019 7:19:30 PM

Average U.S. interest rates declined for the third consecutive week for the week ending May 16, 2019, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates Decline for the First Time in Five Weeks

May 8, 2019 6:08:50 AM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates declined for the week ending May 2, 2019, after increasing four consecutive weeks, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Home Sales, Prices a Mixed Bag in March 2019

May 6, 2019 8:43:25 PM

Single-family home and condominium sales and median prices moved in opposite directions in March 2019, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported on April 24, 2019.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, fore

Mortgage Interest Rates Increase Four Straight Weeks

Apr 30, 2019 7:41:14 AM

After falling earlier in the year, average U.S. mortgage interest rates rose for the fourth straight week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending April 25, 2019.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates Increase Three Straight Weeks

Apr 23, 2019 12:26:37 PM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates increased for the third consecutive week for the week ending April 18, 2019, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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Mortgage Interest Rates Remain Below Year-ago Levels

Apr 7, 2019 2:37:18 PM

Average U.S. mortgage interest rates increased slightly, but rates remained below year-ago levels for the eighth straight week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending April 4, 2019.

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Costs First-time Homebuyers Should Consider Beyond Mortgage Payments

Mar 31, 2019 9:30:00 AM

You have provided your loan officer with your pay stubs, W-2s, tax returns, bank statements, and other financial documents. The lender has reviewed the documents and provided you with a pre-qualification or a loan estimate. You're all set to go house hunting in Massachusetts or to close, and you'll know exactly how much it will cost you to be a homeowner. Not exactly. 

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Mortgages 101

Largest Drop in a Decade for Mortgage Interest Rates

Mar 29, 2019 7:27:30 PM

The Massachusetts housing market is about to get interesting.

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Topics: Mortgage Rates & News

Massachusetts Homebuyers Kicked Off Spring Market in February

Mar 28, 2019 11:18:29 AM

A winter with little snow put Massachusetts homebuyers in the mood to purchase houses and condominiums long before the traditional start of the spring housing market.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Massachusetts Association of Realtors

What are the Income Limits for a MassHousing Loan?

Mar 27, 2019 12:20:00 PM

Many first-time home buyers are surprised at how much money they can earn and still qualify for a MassHousing Mortgage.  

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Topics: Mortgages 101, Loan Programs, Mortgage Rates & News

Mortgage Interest Rates Continue 2019 Slide

Mar 22, 2019 3:03:44 PM

Last fall prospective homebuyers may have thought the era of super-low interest rates had finally ended when average mortgage interest rates in the United States topped 5 percent for the first time in about seven years.

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Massachusetts First-time Homebuyers Have Down Payment Assistance Option

Mar 20, 2019 6:42:04 PM

No cash for a down payment? That's not a problem for qualified first-time homebuyers.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Mortgages 101, Loan Programs

   

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