For the tenth time this year mortgage rates have fallen to a new record low. According to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped during the week ending October 15. This is another new low following the previous record hit last month.
“Low mortgage rates have become a regular occurrence in the current environment,” said Sam Khater, chief economist for Freddie Mac. “As we hit yet another low, the tenth record thi s year, many people are benefitting as refinance activity remains strong.”
Refinances are currently up 44 percent above last year’s levels. Today, conforming no-point 30-year fixed mortgage rates are averaging 2.875 percent and 15-year rates are near 2.5 percent.
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