US home price gains weakened in December on slower sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home values rose at a modest pace in December, a sign there are too few potential buyers to bid up prices. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says home prices rose 5 percent in December from 12 months earlier. That is down from the 5.5 percent price gain recorded in November. It's...

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.69 percent

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