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Mortgage Rates at Record Lows

EXTRA EXTRA – Mortgage Rates at Record Lows  for Friday July 6th, 2012

Record-low mortgage rates stuck around for another week, allowing home buyers and homeowners looking to refinance to lock-in super low financing. Both the 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages matched their all-time lows.

“Mortgage rates were virtually unchanged this week hovering at or near record lows and should further help to support a recovering housing market,” says Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Here’s a closer look:

30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged a record low of 3.66 percent, with an average 0.7 point, holding steady at last week’s average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.51 percent.

15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged a record low of 2.94 percent, with an average 0.7 point, dropping from last week’s 2.95 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.69 percent.

5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.79 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising slightly from last week’s 2.77 percent average. Last year this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.22 percent.

1-year ARMs: averaged 2.74 percent, with an average 0.4 point, holding the same as last week. A year ago, 1-year ARMs averaged 2.97 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

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By Diego Loya

Diego Loya is a Realtor - Broker at Home Living Real Estate Brokerage, a Orange County full services real estate company. Over the past 12 years, Diego has helped homeowners sell and buy their homes. He's loves educating and empowering real estate consumers. You can find him on Google, Facebook and Twitter.

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