Mortgage rates edge up as politics and economics muddle financial markets

Rates for home loans ticked up but stayed near 2017 lows, mortgage provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.05%, up three basis points during the week. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.29%, up from 3.27%. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.14%, up one basis […]

Mortgage Rates Wednesday, May 3: A Little Wiggle; Awaiting Word From Fed

You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners and get approved. Here’s how we make money. Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans ticked lower, 15-year fixed rates moved slightly higher, […]

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous Jonn Elledge

If you’ve ever made the mistake of trying to debate generational inequality with a baby boomer – by pointing out, say, that they benefited from cheap housing, generous welfare and free university places, before voting consistently for governments that have denied those things to their children, all the while calling […]