Mortgage Rates Near All-Time Lows
Reported by the National Association of Realtors on July 8, 2016, mortgage rates hit a new 2016 low, and they’re also nearing the lowest averages ever recorded. Freddie Mac reports the 30-year mortgage rate is close to the November 2012 record low of 3.31 percent.
“Continuing fallout from the Brexit vote drove Treasury yields lower again this week,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “ The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage followed Treasury yields, falling 7 basis points to 3.41 percent in this week’s survey. Mortgage rates have now dropped 15 basis points over the past two weeks, leaving them only 10 basis points above the all-time low.”