Mortgage interest rates edged up a hair from their record lows this week, with lenders offering the 30-year fixed loan at an average of 3.32%, Freddie Mac said in its latest survey.
Borrowers would have paid an average of 0.8% of the loan amount in upfront lender fees and discount points to obtain the rate, Freddie Mac said. That was up from an average 0.7% in lender charges for a 3.31% 30-year loan in last week's survey, the latest in a long series of record lows set this year.
The 15-year fixed mortgage, popular with refinancers seeking to pay off their loans faster, was being offered this week at an average 2.64% and 0.6% in lender fees, up from 2.63% and 0.6% in fees a week earlier.
Start rates for adjustable loans also were little changed, although few people would opt for a variable rate at this peculiar point in time. The start rate for a hybrid loan that becomes variable after five years fixed was 2.72% -- higher than that of the 15-year fixed mortgage.