Drop in Mortgage Rates
- The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed mortgage hit 3.70% on Friday, the lowest since November 2016, according to Mortgage News Daily. That rate will likely dip even lower Monday, as bond yields continue to fall.
- The drop last week meant that 8.2 million 30-year mortgage holders could likely qualify for a refinance and save at least 0.75% off of their current interest rate by doing so, according to a new tally by Black Knight, a mortgage software and analytics company.
- While rates are now incredibly favorable for both refinance and home purchase, consumers still need to shop around for the best rate, and a full one-third of them are not, according to a new survey from Fannie Mae.