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Mortgage Rates Climb to New 14-Year Highs

As the Federal Reserve issues another rate hike to tame high-riding inflation, Freddie Mac reported the fixed-rate mortgage climbed 27-basis points over last week, rising to levels last seen in 2008.

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Mortgage Rates Eclipse the 6% Mark

Freddie Mac reports the fixed-rate mortgage hit an average of 6.02% this week, a high point not seen since 2008 as affordability conditions continue to worsen for many potential buyers.

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Home Prices Lose Steam in June

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller reported a deceleration in home prices nationwide, with markets in the western portion of the country reporting the most notable waning of home price growth.

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Erratic Mortgage Rates Jump Back Upward

After falling back toward the 5%-mark, Freddie Mac reports that mortgage rates rose more than 40-basis points this week, as continued slowdown in economic growth weighs on the housing market.

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Pending Home Sales Fall 19% YoY

For buyers, the early 2022 rush to lock in low mortgage rates before they rose even higher has since been replaced by the reality that sub-3% rates are a thing of the past,” said George Ratiu, Senior Economist & Manager of Economic Research for Realtor.com.

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Mortgage Rates Fall to Four-Month Low

A market reset may be underway, as fixed-rate mortgages fell just below 5% for the first time since April 7, continuing a trend of instability amid inflationary pressures and a slowdown in economic growth.

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