Friday, January 8, 2010

Mortgage Rates Fall This Week

Average interest on long-term mortgages went down slightly this week, after rising in the four previous weeks. Freddie Mac reports that 30-year fixed mortgage rates averaged 5.09 percent, down from 5.14 percent a week ago, but higher than the 5.01 percent it reached this time last year.

Other mortgage rates performed as follows:

15-year, fixed loans fell 0.4 percent to 4.5 percent.

Five-year adjustable-rate mortgages stayed flat.

One-year ARMs declined 0.03 percent to 4.31 percent.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, Francine Knowles (01/08/10)

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