Friday, November 30, 2007

Mortgage Rates Lowest In 2 Years

Interest on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 6.10% this week, the lowest level in 2007, and the lowest since the week of October 13, 2005, said Freddie Mac. 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 5.73%, down from 5.83% last week, which is the lowest since January 2006. I guess now is the perfect time to refinance a mortgage if you can find a lender, but that could be hard, unless you have a perfect credit record. 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages slid to 5.86% from 5.88% last week, not that spectacular but still lower. One-year adjustable mortgages were at 5.43%, up from 5.42% a week ago. Speaking about the housing sector, Freddie Mac’s chief economist Frank Nothaft noted that the “overall picture” looks “glum with no immediate relief in sight”. So it is indeed.

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