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 · The housing market is slowing down, and that’s a bad sign for the economy. On Thursday, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.54% from 4.52%, a week earlier, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac, adding that long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years.

Housing is slowly regaining its footing after activity stalled in the second half of 2013 following a run-up in mortgage. according to data from mortgage finance firm Freddie Mac. The decline.

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Frank Nothaft, chief economist for Freddie Mac, recently released a optimistic forecast that envisions a gradual economic recovery this year, especially in the second half of 2011 when job creation picks up steam.

Freddie Mac forecasts U.S. home price appreciation to average 3.6 percent in 2019, compared to 4.8 percent last year and 7.2 percent in 2017. Economic growth While mortgage rates and prices all influence housing market activity, the decision to buy or sell a home will always depend on future expectations among consumers.

In states where adjustable-rate or exotic mortgages were more prevalent than traditional loans, home values fell 39% on average, compared to a 5% decrease in more conservative states, according to.

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 · Mortgage rates rise again. Other types of mortgages also showed rate increases this week, according to the Freddie Mac survey. Rates on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 6.18%, up from 5.78% last week. The five-year adjustable-rate mortgage rose to 6.16%, up from 5.80% last week.

Nearly half of borrowers who refinanced their homes in the first quarter chose the cash-out option, according to data released this week by Freddie Mac. That is the. economists are disgraced (See.

The Freddie Mac Housing Price Index. somewhat higher mortgage rates in the second half of 2012 (after the expiration of ‘Operation Twist’) will reduce financial incentives to refinance." The.