30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Now at 3.62%

Freddie Mac announced that in 10 of the last 11 weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has matched or smashed a new record low.

As of July 5, Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey reveals that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has hit 3.62%, down from last week’s average rate of 3.66%. A year ago, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 4.60%.

Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist of Freddie Mac, said in a statement, “Recent economic data releases of less consumer spending and a contraction in the manufacturing industry drove long-term Treasury bond yields lower over the week and allowed fixed mortgage rates to hit new all-time record lows.”

The New York Times reports that if you have a credit score of 740 or better, down payment of 25 percent or more and preferably buying a single-family home, you have a good chance of qualifying for the absolute lowest mortgage rate.

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