Mortgage rates hold steady at record lows

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MCLEAN, Va. — The results of Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey show that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.72% Thanksgiving week.

“Mortgage rates remain at record lows and while that has fueled a refinance boom, it’s been driven mainly by higher income borrowers. With about 20 million borrowers eligible to refinance, lower- and middle-income borrowers are leaving money on the table by not taking advantage of low rates,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “On the homebuying side, demand continues to surge, and it has created a seller’s market where inventory is at a record low and home prices are rising, beginning to offset the benefits of the low rates.”

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