Mortgage Rates Below 5 Percent For An Entire Year

  • February 16, 2012

by Shilpi Paul

Mortgage Rates Below 5 Percent For An Entire Year: Figure 1

For the third straight week, mortgage rates remain at a record low.

This morning, Freddie Mac reported 3.87 percent with an average 0.8 point as the average on a 30-year fixed mortgage. Rates have now been below 4 percent for eleven straight weeks and below 5 percent for 52 straight weeks.

From Freddie Mac vice president and chief economist Frank Nothaft:

Fixed mortgage rates were unchanged this week amid mixed confidence measures. Small business confidence ticked up slightly in January, representing a fourth consecutive month gain, according to the National Federation of Independent Business index. However, the Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell in February by more than the market consensus forecast breaking a five month trend.

Here’s a look at the path of rates since last January:

Mortgage Rates Below 5 Percent For An Entire Year: Figure 2

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