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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Drift South

  • August 18th

by UrbanTurf Staff

Long-term mortgage rates fell a bit this week. 

Freddie Mac reported 5.12% with an average 0.8 point on Thursday, down 9 basis points compared to last week. A year ago at this time, rates averaged 2.86%.

“Inflation appears to be beyond its peak, which has stopped the rapid increase in mortgage rates that the housing market was experiencing earlier this year,” Freddie Mac's Sam Khater said in a statement. “The market continues to absorb the cumulative impact of the large price and rate increases that led to a plunge in affordability. As a result, over the rest of the year purchase demand likely will continue to drag, supply will modestly increase, and home price growth will decelerate.”

The UrbanTurf Mortgage Rate Disclaimer: The rates reported by Freddie Mac for 30-year mortgages are usually the best rates that the most qualified borrowers can get, so borrowers or those considering refinancing should not necessarily read this news and think that they can go out and get a loan with the quoted interest rate.

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