June 28, 2012
The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage stayed this week at the lowest level on record. Cheap mortgages have helped drive a modest housing recovery and could
give the broader economy a jolt at a time when the job market is
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average on the 30-year loan
was 3.66 percent. That's unchanged from last week and the lowest
since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s.
The average rate on the 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing
option, slipped to 2.94 percent. That's down from 2.95 percent last
week and matches the record-low 2.94 percent reached three weeks
The rate on the 30-year loan has been below 4 percent since
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