WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked down to a record low of 3.88% in the week ended Jan. 19 from 3.89% in the prior week, Freddie Mac said Thursday in its weekly report. These data go back to 1971. A year ago, the 30-year rate was at 4.74%. "Mortgage rates were nearly unchanged this holiday week" amid mixed economic reports, said Frank Nothaft, Freddie's chief economist, in a statement.
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Good news for those of you looking to buy a home in the Metro Denver area. Hopefully these rates will hold steady at the lows for awhile.