Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) – US long-term mortgage rates fell slightly, marking a third straight week of declines as a continued inducement to purchasers in the spring home-buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie.

Last month’s drop was the biggest since December 2011. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.6% this week, up slightly from 3.55% last week but down almost a full percentage point.

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Points for 80% LTV loans fell to 0.31 from 0.34, and the effective rate increased from last week. BUILDER mba weekly survey: mortgage applications Rise 5.3% BUILDER MBA Weekly Survey: Mortgage.

Mortgage rates continued the summer swoon due to weaker economic data. While economic growth is clearly slowing due to rising manufacturing and trade.

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"Rates moved up slightly this week while mortgage applications decreased following last week. Two weeks ago, rates took their biggest one-week drop in over 10 years after the Federal Reserve.

Mortgage rates dipped slightly to a nearly three-year low because of concern about a potential global economic slowdown and some weak.

Mortgage rates fell slightly this week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. “This stability is much needed for home sales, which have crested because of the multi-year.

Mortgage rates were just slightly lower on average today with some lenders flat. Those who repriced were able to drop rates back in line with yesterday morning’s rates today. Those who didn’t.

Central banks set a benchmark range for borrowing costs, and commercial banks then take direction from that range to set.

Following a 22-basis-point drop two weeks ago, mortgage rates started. A year ago at this time, the average rate for a 30-year was 4.22%. “Rates moved up slightly this week while mortgage.

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The year-over-year drop in mortgage rates is the steepest the market has seen in more. Instead, Houston Association of Realtors data showed home sales dipping slightly from the June before.