WASHINGTON | US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.45 percent
WASHINGTON — Jan 10, 2019—U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to fall this week, reaching their lowest levels in nine months.
The decline in home borrowing rates in recent weeks has been a spur to prospective homebuyers, reflected in a spike in applications for mortgages. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dipped to 4.45 percent this week from 4.51 percent last week.