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“Mortgage rates slumped to record lows this week, Freddie Mac confirmed Thursday, with lenders on average offering 4.69% on a 30-year fixed-rate loan.
The average rate on the 30-year loan fell from 4.75% last week, dropping below the previous record of 4.71% set in December. As recently as early April, the average was at 5.21%.
The latest move down had been expected after Treasury yields — which usually influence the direction of home-loan rates — fell this week to their lowest levels in more than a year on concerns about the durability of the economic recovery.
Freddie Mac’s survey, which the mortgage giant has been conducting since 1971, asks lenders what rates they are offering — and the upfront fees required to obtain those rates — for well-qualified borrowers who have at least a 20% down payment for a home purchase or that much equity in a property being refinanced. Actual rates negotiated by solid borrowers are often slightly lower.
Upfront fees on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages this week averaged 0.7% of the amount borrowed.
Rates also hit record lows on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages and so-called 5-1 hybrids, which have a fixed rate for five years before turning adjustable for the remaining 25 years.”