U.S. mortgage rates tick lower

Rates for home loans ticked down as fears of a Federal Reserve rate increase waned, mortgage provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.48% in the September 22 wee...

U.S. housing starts dip in January

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – Construction on new U.S. homes dropped 2% in January to an annual rate of 1.07 million units, as heavy snowfall hindered builders in some regions such as the Midwest ...

U.S. consumer sentiment falls in February

Fixes level of consumer sentiment. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumer sentiment slipped in February to a three-month low, according to media reports citing the University of Michigan index rel...