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Mortgage Interest Rates Hit Record Lows

Mortgage Interest Rates Hit Record Lows

Freddie Mac announced the lowest mortgage interest rates since 1971, yet the demand for new home loans remained weak. US mortgage loans did inch up last week but even with record low mortgage rates new home-buyers were not impressed. Lending companies have been taken back by the lack of interest from loan applicants. Mortgage industry insiders insist that the unemployment and tighter home loan guidelines are driving away the growth of home-ownership. .

Home purchase and mortgage refinancing applications rose by less than 1% in the first week of August, even as 30-year mortgage interest rates fell to 4.57%, the lowest in 20 years of record keeping by the Mortgage Bankers Association.



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