Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mortgage Rates for the week of September 24, 2012

Mortgage markets improved for the second consecutive week last week as demand for U.S. mortgage-backed bonds remained high. A series of economic reports showed strength in housing and a stability in jobs. Wall Street looked past it, however, to send mortgage rates to their lowest levels in history. One week into the Federal Reserve’s newest […]

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Mortgage Rates for the week of: September 17, 2012

Mortgage markets improved last week as the Federal Reserve introduced new economic stimulus. The move trumped bond-harming action from the Eurozone, and a series better-than-expected U.S. economic data. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate dropped last week for most loan types, including for conforming, FHA and VA loans. 15-year fixed rate mortgage rates improved, as […]

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Mortgage Rates for the week of September 12, 2012

Mortgage markets worsened slightly in last week’s holiday-shortened week. As expected, Wall Street took its cues from Europe and from the U.S. jobs market, and mortgage rates moved across a wide range. Home buyers in Boise and would-be refinancing households were greeted with wildly varying mortgage rates, depending on which day they loan-shopped. According to […]

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Mortgage Rates for the week of September 3, 2012

Mortgage markets improved last week for the second consecutive week. With no news coming from Europe, Wall Street was focused U.S. economic data and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s planned public speech from the Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rate shoppers and home buyers in Boise caught a break. The housing market was […]

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