According to Freddie Mac, rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.15 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Aug. 18, down from 4.32 percent last week and a 2011 high of 5.05 percent in February.
These are new historical lows for 30-year fixed rate loans not seen since the week of November 11, 2010 when 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hit 4.17 percent. Rates on 15-year fixed rate loans haven’t been this low since 1991.
All these rate drops and the Mortgage Banker’s Association says that the demand for mortgages are down 13.5% from a year ago. Refinancing applications accounted for nearly 8 of 10 loan requests and up 8% from last week. Some lenders are having a hard time keeping up with the refinancing boom – but not Inlanta Mortgage. Consult a licensed mortgage loan professional to discuss if refinancing is an the right option for you.