Friday, July 27, 2007

Daily Real Estate News | July 27, 2007

Mortgage Rates Drop This Week

Freddie Mac reports a decrease in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to 6.69 percent during the week ended July 26 from 6.73 percent the previous week. Interest on 15-year fixed loans recorded a slight decline to 6.37 percent from 6.38 percent.

Meanwhile, the five-year adjustable mortgage rate dipped to 6.3 percent from 6.35 percent, and the one-year ARM tumbled to 5.69 percent from 5.72 percent.

Freddie Mac chief economist Frank Nothaft attributes the decrease in borrowing costs to "market concerns that a further weakening of housing demand this spring will delay any recovery in the sector."

Source: The Wall Street Journal (07/27/07)

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