Rate Update: Mortgage Rates Drop for the Third Week
Great news for prospective homebuyers! Mortgage rates have continued their decline for the third consecutive week.
According to Freddie Mac's latest data, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage now stands at an average of 7.44%, marking a decrease of 6 basis points from the previous week --a decline that can add up to substantial savings over time.
Freddie Mac's chief economist, Sam Khater, attributes these declining rates to a reduction in inflationary pressures. The combination of a strong economy, diminishing inflation, and these declining mortgage rates may encourage more individuals to consider making their move into homeownership.
For those contemplating a home purchase, now might be an advantageous moment to explore financing options. The lowered rates could offer considerable financial benefits, making that dream home more financially accessible.