WASHINGTON— Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week with rates remaining near historic lows.
Mortgage company Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan dipped to 4.13 percent, down from 4.15 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage edged down to 3.23 percent, compared with 3.24 percent last week.
Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago, having fallen in recent weeks after climbing last summer.
One-year adjustable rate mortgages were 2.39 percent this week, down from 2.40 percent, while five-year adjustable rate mortgages were 2.97 percent.