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Mortgage rates skidded last week to the lowest level in a year. Freddie Mac said the 30-year benchmark mortgage rate fell 10 basis points to 4.31% in the week ending March 14. The 15-year fixed rate fell to 3.76% from 3.83%, while the 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage fell to 3.84% from 3.87%. (Marketwatch)
What distracts from curb appeal? A study conducted by OnePoll revealed that 57% say a dirty exterior, a lawn that is not mowed (55%) and dead plants and flowers (53%) are the top 3 worst offenders. Garish house colors, tacky mailboxes, no trespassing or beware of dog signs, garden gnomes, fairy statues, metal sculptures, paper lanterns, and trampolines also received honorable mentions. (NY POST)
U.S. oil exports will surpass Russian shipments and threaten to overtake Saudi flows by 2024, the International Energy Agency says.TU.S. will account for 70% of new oil supply. Global oil demand will grow by an average of 1.2 million barrels per day through 2024. (CNBC)