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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Home resales fall as shortage worsenshigher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate was 4.03
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 hours ago
higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate was 4.03 percent last week, said mortgage buyer Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Last year, homebuyers could borrow at an average of 3.42... Read more
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The Washington Times
Crony capitalism disrupts the free marketthe taxicab unions. It’s pure and simple crony capitalism, aka corruption. The
The Washington Times / Posted 8 hours ago
the taxicab unions. It’s pure and simple crony capitalism, aka corruption. The federal government created Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as private companies to buy mortgages from banks, with the goal of increasing mortgage availability for the... Read more
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Market Watch
Here’s what it looks like when the foreclosure ‘pig’ moves through the housing-crisis ‘python’Department of Housing and Urban Development began auctioning distressed mortgag
Market Watch / Posted 13 hours ago
Department of Housing and Urban Development began auctioning distressed mortgages seven years ago, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac soon followed. “These transactions are intended to reduce the number of seriously delinquent loans that Fannie... Read more
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The Morning Call
U.S. home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can't find homesthey're still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage
The Morning Call / Posted 15 hours ago
they're still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 4.03 percent last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said. Last year, homebuyers could borrow at an average of just 3.42 percent, a rate low enough to ease many... Read more
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The Hill
Low housing supply weighs on June sales of existing homesmortgage declined for the third consecutive month, dipping to 3.9 percent in Ju
The Hill / Posted 15 hours ago
mortgage declined for the third consecutive month, dipping to 3.9 percent in June from 4.01 percent in May, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate for all of 2016 was 3.65 percent. The sale of single-family homes dipped 2 percent to a... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
U.S. home sales decline on tight suppliesthey’re still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage
Finance and Commerce / Posted 16 hours ago
they’re still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 4.03 percent last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said. Last year, homebuyers could borrow at an average of just 3.42 percent, a rate low enough to ease many... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Consumer knowledge of credit scoring drops over past yearscore difference is that more Blacks than whites have poor credit reports, the
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 17 hours ago
score difference is that more Blacks than whites have poor credit reports, the main basis for credit scores. A study by Freddie Mac in 2013 found that 27 percent of whites but 48 percent of Blacks had poor credit reports. One basic cause of the... Read more
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New Kerala
Existing-Home Sales Retreat 1.8 Percent in June - newkerala news #256818markets have unfortunately put a temporary hold on many aspiring buyers' dreams
New Kerala / Posted 18 hours ago
markets have unfortunately put a temporary hold on many aspiring buyers' dreams of owning a home this year." According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage declined for the third consecutive... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn't find houses to buybut they're still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mort
Los Angeles Times / Posted 18 hours ago
but they're still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 4.03% last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said. Last year, homebuyers could borrow at an average of 3.42%, a rate low enough to ease many affordability... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
U.S. home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can’t find homesthey’re still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage
Savannah Morning News / Posted 18 hours ago
they’re still higher than a year ago. The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 4.03 percent last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said. Last year, homebuyers could borrow at an average of just 3.42 percent, a rate low enough to ease many... Read more
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Business Wire
Opus Bank Announces Second Quarter 2017 Resultslower-yielding excess cash into higher-yielding government agency securities, a
Business Wire / Posted 23 hours ago
lower-yielding excess cash into higher-yielding government agency securities, as well as lower premium amortization on the Freddie Mac security than in the prior quarter as a result of lower prepayments of the underlying loans. The Freddie Mac... Read more
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Lake County News
Report: Lake County’s real estate sales stable over the last year and a halfmortgage rate averaged 3.9 percent in June, down from 4.01 percent in May, but
Lake County News / Posted yesterday
mortgage rate averaged 3.9 percent in June, down from 4.01 percent in May, but up from 3.57% in June 2016, according to Freddie Mac. The five-year, adjustable rate mortgage interest rates edged up in June to an average of 3.14 percent from 3.12... Read more
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New York Post
Building a mortgage meltdown for the rental marketAmerican home-buying world doesn’t even resemble a free market. Americans owe $
New York Post / Posted yesterday
American home-buying world doesn’t even resemble a free market. Americans owe $10.3 trillion on mortgages. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-guaranteed mortgage giants, hold $5 trillion of that debt. The Federal Reserve holds another $1.8... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mortgage rates fall on weak Treasury yieldshome buyers seeking to hit a certain target in their monthly payment. According
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
home buyers seeking to hit a certain target in their monthly payment. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average dropped to 3.96 percent with an average 0.6 point. (Points are fees paid to a... Read more
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FOX Business
Business events scheduled for the coming weekLabor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department
FOX Business / Posted 3 days ago
Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for June, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. LONDON — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell reports second-quarter... Read more
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FOX Business
Business events scheduled for the coming weekLabor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department
FOX Business / Posted 3 days ago
Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for June, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. LONDON — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell reports second-quarter... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Average US Mortgage Rates Fall; 30-Year at 3.96 Percentstraight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the
Arkansas Business / Posted 3 days ago
straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average 3.96 percent from 4.03 percent... Read more
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Business Wire
Regions Reports Second Quarter 2017 Earnings from Continuing Operations of $301 Million, up 18 Percent over the Prior Year, and Earnings Per Share of $0.25, up 25 Percentgains in the second quarter associated with the sale of $171 million of afforda
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
gains in the second quarter associated with the sale of $171 million of affordable housing residential mortgage loans to Freddie Mac during the fourth quarter of 2016. The company also incurred a $10 million pension-related settlement charge... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Information sessionsweeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significa
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 4 days ago
weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average 3.96 percent from 4.03 percent... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
McDonald's to add clothing line salesstraight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average 3.96 percent from 4.03 percent... Read more
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Market Watch
Regulators drop Dodd-Frank crackdown on Wall Street bonusesproposal had targeted executives at some of the nation’s largest financial firm
Market Watch / Posted 4 days ago
proposal had targeted executives at some of the nation’s largest financial firms, including investment managers and mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the stiffest rules were reserved for big banks. Also popular on WS... Read more
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Canberra Times
Icarus trade continues, with the next global crisis further away than you thinkimagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
imagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into crisis at least 18 months before Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Lehman Brothers collapsed over those terrifying weeks of late 2008. That was a bad call. Even disasters... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. Fed buys $6.5 billion of mortgage bonds, sells $250 millionNew York Fed said on its website the Fed sold $250 million in mortgage securiti
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
New York Fed said on its website the Fed sold $250 million in mortgage securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae FNMA.OB, Freddie Mac FMCC.OB or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, in the latest week. It sold none the... Read more
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CNBC
Freddie Mac is following Fannie Mae into rental market, promising affordable housingon the eve of an initial public offering through which Invitation Homes raised
CNBC / Posted 4 days ago
on the eve of an initial public offering through which Invitation Homes raised $1.7 billion in net proceeds. Now, Freddie Mac, a rival government-controlled mortgage finance company, is gearing up for its own financing deal. But it is... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.96 percentstraight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average 3.96 percent from 4.03 percent... Read more
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Market Watch
Mortgage rates seesaw lower as Congress flails and investors flock to bondsfor home loans lurched lower after two weeks of gains that had briefly put the
Market Watch / Posted 4 days ago
for home loans lurched lower after two weeks of gains that had briefly put the benchmark back above the key 4% threshold, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.96% during the July 20 week, down from 4.03%. The... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.96 percentstraight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
straight weeks of increases. The benchmark 30-year rate slipped back below the significant 4 percent level. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average 3.96 percent from 4.03 percent... Read more
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WA Today
The next global meltdown is further away than you thinkimagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
imagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into crisis at least 18 months before Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Lehman Brothers collapsed over those terrifying weeks of late 2008. That was a bad call. Even disasters... Read more
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Brisbane Times
The next global meltdown is further away than you thinkimagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
imagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into crisis at least 18 months before Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Lehman Brothers collapsed over those terrifying weeks of late 2008. That was a bad call. Even disasters... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Icarus trade continues, with the next global crisis further away than you thinkimagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
imagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into crisis at least 18 months before Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Lehman Brothers collapsed over those terrifying weeks of late 2008. That was a bad call. Even disasters... Read more
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The Age
Icarus trade continues, with the next global crisis further away than you thinkimagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
imagine. I was convinced that the global financial system was spiralling into crisis at least 18 months before Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Lehman Brothers collapsed over those terrifying weeks of late 2008. That was a bad call. Even disasters... Read more
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The Columbian
Backlash over Trump’s pick to run Ex-Im Bankand Exchange Commission and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator o
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
and Exchange Commission and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator of mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to the person. The Ex-Im Bank was never at the top of the list. “It’s disappointing,” said Senator... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Trump pick for 'Bank of Boeing' gets rare corporate backlashand Exchange Commission and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator o
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 5 days ago
and Exchange Commission and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator of mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to the person. The Ex-Im Bank was never at the top of the list. "It's disappointing," said Senator... Read more
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Market Watch
25 things first-time home buyers need to dofor a down payment? First-time home buyer programs are plentiful, including fed
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
for a down payment? First-time home buyer programs are plentiful, including federal mortgage programs with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that allow loans with only 3% down, plus Federal Housing Administration loans and Veterans Affairs loans. You... Read more
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Market Watch
Tax reform’s scope to be limited by House budget bill$19.3 billion of its capital surplus to help shore up the highway trust fund. T
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
$19.3 billion of its capital surplus to help shore up the highway trust fund. The resolution also prohibits the use of guarantee fees from Fannie Mae FNMA, -0.87% and Freddie Mac FMCC, +0.00% as an offset. More from MarketWatch Rela... Read more
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Income Investors
A 12.1% Yield Backed By “Uncle Sam”most of these loans have the backing of Uncle Sam. To encourage lending, federa
Income Investors / Posted 7 days ago
most of these loans have the backing of Uncle Sam. To encourage lending, federal agencies like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have ensured residential mortgages. This meant that even during the height of the 2008 financial crisis, insured... Read more
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Business Wire
Embrace Home Loans’ Marcos Sanchez Recognized as a Top Latino Mortgage Originator Nationwidedegree of service.” About Embrace Home Loans Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Lo
Business Wire / Posted 7 days ago
degree of service.” About Embrace Home Loans Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Loans is a direct lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, approved by FHA and VA, and an issuer for Ginnie Mae. Embrace Home Loans has remained a prominent leader in the... Read more
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The Columbian
Berko: Puerto Rican bonds a bad buyof Congress could propose guarantees to Puerto Rico like those made to the Tenn
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
of Congress could propose guarantees to Puerto Rico like those made to the Tennessee Valley Authority, New York City in the 1970s, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Detroit recently. There’s going to be millions of dollars waiting to pollute a politi... Read more
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Reuters
Mortgage investors unfazed as Fed balance sheet plan loomsbonds, roughly 30 percent of the $6 trillion of securities backed by government
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
bonds, roughly 30 percent of the $6 trillion of securities backed by government-sponsored mortgage companies Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae, could run off the Fed's portfolio over the next decade. It is a delicate maneuver that the Fed... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Business News Roundup, July 14week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03 percent from 3.96 percent... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. Fed buys $5.7 billion of mortgage bonds, sells nonein agency MBS. The New York Fed said on its website the Fed sold no mortgage s
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
in agency MBS. The New York Fed said on its website the Fed sold no mortgage securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae FNMA.OB, Freddie Mac FMCC.OB or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, in the latest week. It sold none the... Read more
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FOX Business
Mortgage rates climb to 2reached their highest level in two months this week, as the 30-year mortgage cl
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
reached their highest level in two months this week, as the 30-year mortgage climbed above the 4% mark. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03% from 3.96% last week. It... Read more
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FOX Business
Mortgage rates climb to 2level in two months this week, as the 30-year mortgage climbed above the 4% mar
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
level in two months this week, as the 30-year mortgage climbed above the 4% mark. Continue Reading Below Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03% from 3.96% last week. It... Read more
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Reality TV World
The Almanac for July 13, the 194th day of 2017the U.S. Treasury Department announced a plan to save major government-backed m
Reality TV World / Posted 11 days ago
the U.S. Treasury Department announced a plan to save major government-backed mortgage companies known as Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac with billions of dollars in investments and loans. In 2010, George Steinbrenner, the long-time owner of the New... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.03 percentweek. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 11 days ago
week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03 percent from 3.96 percent... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.03 percentweek. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 11 days ago
week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03 percent from 3.96 percent last week.... Read more
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FOX Business
Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.03 percentweek. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
week. The benchmark 30-year rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03 percent from 3.96 percent last week.... Read more
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FOX Business
Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.03 percentrate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May. C
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
rate surpassed the significant 4 percent level for the first time since May. Continue Reading Below Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages increased to an average 4.03 percent from 3.96 percent last week.... Read more
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Market Watch
Mortgage rates jump as bond market finally buys what the Fed is sellingthe latest reporting week, taking the benchmark back over a key threshold for t
Market Watch / Posted 11 days ago
the latest reporting week, taking the benchmark back over a key threshold for the first time since May, mortgage provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.03% in the July 13 week, while the 15-year fixed-rate... Read more
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Business Wire
BlackRock Expands iShares Fixed Income ETF Offeringspass-through securities issued and/or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies su
Business Wire / Posted 12 days ago
pass-through securities issued and/or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies such as Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Launching Four New Fixed Income Funds With record first half inflows of $84 billion year-to-date1, investors... Read more
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