30 year mortgage rates fall below 4 per cent

by Property Management Software on October 15, 2011

Mortgage Rates Dirt Cheap

Mortgage Rates Dirt Cheap

Mortgage rates have never been cheaper, with the 30-year rate falling below 4% for the first time in history.

The interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate loan fell to 3.94% this week, the lowest rate since mortgage giant Freddie Mac (FMCC, Fortune 500) began tracking it. Meanwhile, the average for a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage also hit a record, falling to 3.26%.

“Average 30-year conventional fixed mortgage rates fell below 4% for the first time in history this week following a sharp drop in 10-year Treasuries early in the week as concerns over a global recession grew,” said Freddie’s chief economist, Frank Nothaft.

Yields on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury bond, which mortgage rates closely track, have been under 2% this week, closing as low as 1.78%.

The dirt-cheap mortgage rates can result in considerable savings for homeowners. Compared with just three months ago, when the 30-year was at 4.60%, borrowers today can save about $40 a month per $100,000 borrowed. That comes to a savings of nearly $14,000 for every $100,000 borrowed over the life of the 30-year loan.

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