US Mortgage Rates Remain Near or At Record Lows

By: Reuters

U.S. mortgage rates stayed at or near record lows in the past week, with the 30-year fixed rate 1/2 percentage point lower than a year ago, home funding company Freddie Mac said Thursday.


In the midst of volatile bond markets, home loan rates continued to keep affordability high.

Demand for loans to buy homes tumbled to 13-year lows in May after spiking in prior weeks, when buyers raced to sign contracts before a homebuyer tax credit expired on April 30.

The buyer retreat is seen as temporary, with spring sales pulled into earlier months because of the credit.

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