Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dip closer to historic lows

The average rate for a 30-year fixed loan climbed to 3.93 percent earlier this week from 3.35 percent last month and the record low 3.31 percent reached in November, according to Freddie Mac. and.

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. rate on the 30-year mortgage fell closer this week to its historic low and the 15-year rate marked a record low. Low rates are increasing the affordability of buying homes and refinancing.

They were low before, but this week, they hit a new milestone. Average 30-year mortgage interest rates have fallen below 4% for the first time on record, according to Freddie Mac. And the. low this.

Mortgage Rates Dip Again Toward Historic Lows That’s down from 4.51% a year ago. So reports the Associated Press. Average rates on 15-year mortgages edged slipped four basis points to 3.03%, Freddie Mac said.

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Mortgage rates slowly edged down, moving closer to historic lows, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.13% for the week ended July.

"Mortgage rates are rising. last week, rates have inched up again. Though still extremely low by many measures, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.12 percent for the week, up from 3.94.

Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Rate Survey Explained. Research Note: Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) is the longest running weekly survey of mortgage interest rates in the United States. Since Freddie Mac launched its survey in 1971, others have begun collecting and reporting mortgage rate information.

. rate on the 30-year mortgage fell closer this week to its historic low and the 15-year rate marked a record low. Low rates are increasing the affordability of buying homes and refinancing.

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Mortgage rates already hover near historic lows. The 30-year fixed rate mortgages were 3.55% in the week ending Wednesday, according to Freddie Mac, and 15-year fixed rate. "Realistically we will.

Mortgage rates in the U.S. dropped closer to historic lows this week, but that may do little to help first-time buyers as starter homes vanish.The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage