30-Year Mortgage Rates Slide Below 5%

Daily Real Estate News  | January 22, 2010

30-Year Mortgage Rates Slide Below 5%
Long-term mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, pushing the average rate on 30-year fixed home loans below 5 percent again, according to Freddie Mac.

This week, average interest on 30-year mortgages was 4.99 percent, compared to 5.06 percent last week and 5.16 percent a year ago.

Rates on 15-year fixed loans also followed bond yields lower, averaging 4.40 percent, compared to 4.45 percent last week; and adjustable-rate mortgages also fell this week.

Source: Los Angeles Times, E. Scott Reckard (01/22/10)

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