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Mortgage rates fell for sixth week Print E-mail
Friday, 01 September 2006
The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 6.44 percent, down from 6.48 percent last week. A year ago, 30-year mortgages averaged just 5.71 percent.

This was the sixth week of mortgage rates’ fall.  One year adjustable rate mortgages fell to an average of 5.59 percent, but that is still more than a full percentage point higher than one-year ARMs were a year ago.

Mortgage rates continued to drift lower this week in large part because of the cooling in the housing market and in consumer confidence, giving financial markets reason to believe that economic growth will moderate and inflation will remain in check.

A report from the Mortgage Bankers Association earlier this week said applications for home purchases fell last month to the lowest level since November 2003.


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