Mortgage Rates in U.S. Remain Flat in Early July

Freddie Mac | July 12, 2019

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Remain Flat in Early July
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, after declining for most of 2019, U.S. mortgage rates remained mostly unchanged this first week of July. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's chief economist, says, "While rates have moderated, we're still at nearly three-year lows, which is good news for buyers looking to purchase a home before school starts."

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California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017, as supply shortages and affordability constraints hamper market activity.

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California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017, as supply shortages and affordability constraints hamper market activity.

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