July Jobs Report Signals Riper Conditions for Housing

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department recently reported, flouting expectations and signaling riper conditions for the housing market. The unemployment rate retreated to 4.3 percent, a low, and hourly wages on average went up 0.3 percent to $26.36. “[July’s] strong jobs report showed some good news,” says Danielle Hale, chief […]

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30-Year Mortgage Rate Dips Down for Third Straight Week

Mortgage rates keep treading down, with the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dipping for the third week in a row toward the lowest it has been this year, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 30-year fixed mortgage rate this week averaged 4.10 percent, while the 15-year fixed mortgage rate […]

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