Rate on 30-year mortgage below 4% for second time

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell below 4 percent for just the second time in history.
Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year fixed loan fell to 3.99 percent, down from 4 percent last week. Five weeks ago, it dropped to a record low of 3.94 percent, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell last week to 3.30 percent from 3.31 percent. Five weeks ago, it too hit a record low of 3.26 percent.
Mortgage rates track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which fell this week as investors shifted money into safer Treasurys amid fears Europe’s debt crisis could worsen.

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