Learn About Chicago Home Interest Rates

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The Mortgage and Bankers Association reported an increase in mortgage applications last week, most likely a result of continuing low interest rates. Even homeowner refinancing rates increased last week! Did you know that it was the fifth consecutive week that rates have averaged below 4%, causing Freddie Mac to remark on historic lows?
For your information, a non-FHA conforming 30 year fixed rate loan showed rates at about 4.11%, with a decrease to 30 year fixed rate loans with a jumbo-loan balance. bringing them down to 4.34%. If you are interested in a 15 year loan, the 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage decreased to 3.90%, as well.
According to the Primary Mortgage Market survey conducted on January 12, 2012, by Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 30 year mortgage is 3.89% with fees and points of .7 and the average rate for a 15 year mortgage is 3.16% with fees and points averaging .8. Click here to find current rate stats.

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