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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates decrease slightly in latest Survey

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From Freddie Mac today: Mortgage Rates Edge Down for Second Week

Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates edging down for the second consecutive week following weak employment reports.

30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.43 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week ending April 11, 2013, down from last week when it averaged 3.54 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.88 percent.

15-year FRM this week averaged 2.65 percent with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.74 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.11 percent.

Mortgage rates and refinance activity Click on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the MBA’s refinance index (monthly average) and the the 30 year fixed rate mortgage interest rate from the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey®.

The Freddie Mac survey started in 1971 and mortgage rates are currently near the record low for the last 40 years.
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