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The refinancing boom could be slowing down ... for now

Mar 22, 2021
Many people may have already locked in ultra-low mortgage rates over the past year.
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Why low mortgage rates don’t always mean more home sales

Jun 25, 2019
New home sales are down, even though mortgage rates are down, too. But low mortgages aren't the deciding factor when it comes to buying a home.
A sale-pending sign is posted in front of a home in San Francisco.
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Could the 30-year mortgage disappear?

Dec 12, 2018
President Trump's pick for housing regulator has questioned the loan's benefits.
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Why do we have a 30-year mortgage, anyway?

Oct 31, 2018
The country's most popular home loan "did not come down on a tablet."
 Most American homeowners have a standard 30-year, fixed rate mortgage.
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Why do we have a 30-year mortgage, anyway?

Oct 31, 2018
The country's most popular home loan "did not come down on a tablet."
 Most American homeowners have a standard 30-year, fixed rate mortgage.
Scott Olson/Getty Images