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Last Updated Oct 23, 2014 10:06AM

Washington • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mo …

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    Washington • A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that …
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  • Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
    A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, h …
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  • U.S. eyes sale of NY’s Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm
    Washington • Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hot …
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  • In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. Real estate date provider CoreLogic releases its August report on U.S. home prices on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Slower growth for U.S. home prices in August
    Washington • U.S. home prices increased in August, yet the pace of these gains continues to slow, helping to improve affordability for would-be buyers …
    Updated Oct 15 2014 02:18 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share


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