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Friday, December 22, 2023   /   by Richard Eimers

Embracing Positive Momentum: Home Loan Costs Reach Six-Month Low

In a promising turn of events, home loan financing costs have once again decreased, driving the average long-term U.S. mortgage rate to a six-month low.

1. Encouraging Rate Drops:
The average 30-year mortgage rate has seen a notable decline, dropping from 6.95% to a current 6.67%, marking the eighth consecutive week of decreases and returning to levels seen in late June.
 
2. Welcoming Trends:

Chief Economist Sam Khater of Freddie Mac highlights the positive trend, emphasizing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remains below 7% for the second consecutive week, breaking a streak of 17 weeks above 7%.
 
3. Beneficial Shift for Homeowners:

Borrowing costs for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages, popular among homeowners refinancing, have also decreased, with the average rate now at 5.95%, fostering an optimistic outlook for potential homebuyers.
 
4. Market Recovery Anticipated:

Mortgage rates have been on a easing trajectory since late October ...

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Saturday, December 16, 2023   /   by Richard Eimers

Average Long-Term U.S. Mortgage Rate Dips Below 7%

By Alex Veiga
The mortgage rate now stands at its lowest level since early August, signaling good news for prospective homebuyers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate dropped below 7% to its lowest level since early August, another boost for prospective homebuyers who have largely been held back by sharply higher borrowing costs and heightened competition for relatively few homes for sale.
The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dropped to 6.95% from 7.03% last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. A year ago, the rate averaged 6.31%.
Borrowing costs on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages, popular with homeowners refinancing their home loan, edged up this week, lifting the average rate to 6.38% from 6.29% last week. A year ago, it averaged 5.54%, Freddie Mac said.
The latest drop in rates is the seventh in as many weeks. Mortgage rates have been easing since late October, when they reached 7.79%, the highest level since late 2000.
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