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Mortgage rates drop even lower to new record of 2.65%

The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan fell two basis points this week to 2.65% – the lowest rate in the Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey’s near 50-year history. This week’s mortgage rate broke the previous record set on Dec. 24.

With this week’s record drop, there have now been 22 consecutive weeks when average mortgage rates have been below 3%, and this is the 17th time this year rates have broken their own record.

The average fixed rate for a 15-year mortgage also fell last week to 2.16% from 2.17%. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM details ⇒

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