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Mortgage Rates Again Fall to New Record Lows: Freddie Mac

Mortgage interest rates dropped again this week, according to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. The GSE says for yet another week, fixed-rate mortgages reached new record lows. Rates for 30-year mortgages are now averaging 4.42 percent, while 15-year fixed mortgages are at 3.90 percent. Amy Crews Cutts, Freddie Mac's deputy chief economist, says investors in long-term bonds appear confident that inflation will remain in check, which in turn has helped to push mortgage rates even lower.

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Bankrate’s 2010 Survey Reveals an Increase in Closing Costs

Mortgage rates are hitting record lows, but some fees associated with buying a home are getting higher. According to Bankrate.com's annual survey of closing costs, origination and third-party fees on a $200,000 mortgage are now averaging $3,741. This marks a 36.6 percent increase over 2009's average. New York and Texas claim the nation's highest closing costs, while Arkansas is the least expensive state.

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Mortgage Rates Again Drop to New Record-Lows

Just how low can mortgage interest rates go? Lately it seems like there's no bottom in site. For months now, rates have been falling to new record-lows week after week, and this week, they headed even lower. Freddie Mac reported Thursday that interest rates for 30-year fixed mortgages are now averaging 4.44 percent, and 15-year fixed-rate home loans are at 3.92 percent. Bankrate's weekly survey puts the average rate for 30-year mortgages at 4.57 percent, and 15-year mortgages at 4.06 percent.

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Mortgage Rates Slide Down Even Further, Hit New Record Lows

Mortgage rates seem to be hitting new record lows on a weekly basis. And this week wasn't any exception, as reports released Thursday by Freddie Mac and Bankrate showed yet another decline in rates for the week ending August 4, 2010. According to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.49 percent, and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to a record low of 3.95 percent. Bankrate reported the same trend of ever-declining rates. The tracking company said 30-year fixed-rate mortgages came in at 4.66 percent, and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.11 percent.

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Mortgage Rates Dip to New Record Lows

Mortgage rates continued to slide downward for the week ending July 29, 2010, marking yet another round of record lows, Freddie Mac and Bankrate reported Thursday. According to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.54 percent this week, and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 4 percent. Bankrate said 30-year fixed-rate mortgages came in at 4.71 percent, and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages inched down to 4.17 percent.

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