30-Year Mortgage Rates Reach 7-Month Low

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Freddie Mac reports a decline in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to 5.78 percent during the week ended Sept. 18 from 5.93 percent the prior week, marking the lowest level in seven months.

During the same period, the 15-year mortgage rate dropped to 5.35 percent from 5.54 percent.

Meanwhile, interest on five-year adjustable mortgages slipped to 5.67 percent from 5.87 percent; and the one-year ARM slid to 5.03 percent from 5.21 percent.

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune (09/19/08)

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