The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to a
new low of 4.54 percent this week from 4.56 percent last week and an
average of 5.25 percent a year ago.
The 15-year fixed loan rate also hit a
record low of 4 percent, down from 4.03 percent a week ago and 4.69
percent last year. The five-year adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.76
percent, compared to 3.79 percent last week and 4.75 percent a year
earlier; and one-year ARMs averaged 3.64 percent, down from 3.7 percent
and 4.80 percent, respectively.