WASHINGTON — Fixed mortgage rates were mostly unchanged this week, hovering near yearly lows.
The average rate on the 30-year loan held steady at 4.50 percent, Freddie Mac said Thursday. It hit 4.49 percent two weeks ago, the lowest level this year. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage, popular for refinancing, inched up to 3.69 percent. Last week it reached a yearly low of 3.67 percent.
The average rate on a five-year adjustable rate mortgage fell from 3.27 percent to 3.25 percent, the lowest rate on records dating back to 2005.