Interest Rate Roundup
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Interest Rate Roundup

Here's a look at the state of CD rates from Bankrate.com's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts conducted Jan. 13, 2010.

Mortgages

Rate: 5.23 percent (30-year fixed) Average Points: 0.47

Mortgage rates fell for the second straight week.

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped 3 basis points, to 5.23 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of a percentage point.

Meanwhile, this week's average 15-year fixed-rate -- a popular option for refinancing -- fell 5 basis points, to 4.62 percent.

The average jumbo 30-year fixed dropped 17 basis points, to 5.97 percent.

Adjustable-rate mortgages fell this week. The one-year adjustable-rate mortgage fell 16 basis points, to 4.94 percent. Meanwhile, the popular 5/1 ARM slipped 6 basis points, to 4.68 percent.

Mortgage applications rose a seasonally adjusted 14.3 percent when compared to a week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. For the week ending Jan. 8, refinancing activity surged 21.8 percent, while applications for new purchase edged up 0.8 percent.

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-- Chris Kissell

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