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Interest Rate Roundup for Aug. 12, 2010

Interest Rate Roundup
Mortgage rate graph

Mortgages

  • 4.57% (30-year fixed)
  • 0.48 (average points)

Mortgage rates fell to another all-time record low for the fourth straight week.

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 9 basis points, to 4.57 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of a percentage point. The rate is a new record low in the nearly 25-year history of the weekly Bankrate survey. This is the fourth consecutive week the survey has registered a record low reading.

This week's average 15-year fixed-rate -- a popular option for refinancing -- fell 5 basis points, to a record-low 4.06 percent.

The average jumbo 30-year fixed fell 7 basis points to a record-low 5.27 percent.

Adjustable-rate mortgages split this week. The one-year adjustable-rate mortgage held steady for the fourth straight week at 4.8 percent. Meanwhile, the popular 5/1 ARM fell 3 basis points, to a record-low 3.92 percent.

Mortgage applications increased a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent when compared to a week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Applications for purchase rose 0.3 percent, while refinance applications rose 0.6 percent.

-- Chris Kissell

 

 

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Product Rate Change Last week
30 year fixed 4.29%  0.01 4.30%
15 year fixed 3.23%  0.06 3.29%
5/1 ARM 3.33%  0.12 3.45%
 
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