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US Average Mortgage Rates Declined

Mortgage rates have declined this week in the United States. The rates declined, pushing the benchmark of a 30-year home loan down below the 3% mark.

A Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac has reported on Thursday that the average for the 30-year rate has fallen to 2.95% from 3% during the last week. Last year, roughly at this time the rate was around 3.15%. The rate for a 15-year loan is much more popular among those who are seeking refinancing options to be eased to 2.27% from 2.29% in the last week.

New data has been out this week and further illuminated the red-hot nature of the housing market. The prices had risen in March at the fastest pace in over seven years.The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller, 20-city home price index has jumped to 13.3% that month as compared with a year earlier. This has been the biggest gain like so since December 2013. That price flow followed a 12% jump year after year in February 2021.

The pandemic has influenced more people to seek out the additional space which is being provided by a single-family home. So far, at the same time, COVID-19 has also discouraged many house owners from selling and opening up their homes to the would-be buyers, in that way shrinking the number of homes that have been put up on sale.In the modern positive economic news, the government has reported on Thursday that the number of Americans who are seeking unemployment benefits was dropped last week to 406,000.

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