Sunday, November 18, 2018

20 Years Ago on Nov. 18, 1998 -- Mortgage Rates and Maps & Directions

November 18, 1998: The lead promo focuses on Real Estate listings, exhorting readers to buy a house because of low mortgage rates. (Average rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage in November 1998 were around 7 percent.)

Also, if you look in the left NetFind column, you'll see a new Maps & Directions item. This being then, it would have been Mapquest.
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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