Mortgage rates are up but there’s still good news for homebuyers. GETTY Mortgage rates continued their ping-ponging this week, inching up to 3.69%, according to Freddie Mac. That’s .12% higher than last week, but still 1.16% lower than this time last year. The Mortgage Bankers Association, which measures rates onRead More →

A house for sale in Seattle. Mortgage rates stayed steady, according to data released on Thursday, as the Federal Reserve considers further interest-rate cuts after its first reduction in a decade on Wednesday. Freddie Mac said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75% in the week ending Aug. 1, which isRead More →

Mortgage rates have been falling steadily since the last week of April, and that may be reigniting home price appreciation. The lower the rate, the more purchasing power buyers have. Home price gains had been shrinking since last summer, when rates rose sharply, but are now making a U-turn withRead More →