Fed Holds the Mortgage Interest Rate Low

Ohio, AK (PressExposure) July 22, 2009 -- The Federal Reserve announced on Jun. 24 that it will keep its benchmark overnight interest rate at the all-time low level of zero to 0.25%, and will continue to buy long-term Treasury bonds and other government-backed securities to back up the nation’s mortgage and housing markets and to improve the conditions in private credit markets.

The Fed said in its statement “Economic conditions are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for an extended period”.

Average interest rates for 30-year mortgage loan ticked up a little after the Fed’s announcement, but are still at historically low levels. The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was only 5.42 with 0.7 points on average for the week that ended on June 25, 2009, the date of the Fed’s statement. The average rate for a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage loan was 4.87 percent, with 0.7 points on average for the same week. Those averages are according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage loan interest rates.

“Mixed economic reports on the state of the housing market helped hold mortgage rates fairly flat,” said Freddie Mac Chief Economist Frank Nothaft during that week.

The news of the stable rate has brought feeling of happiness for the homeowners who were troubled because of high interest rates.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 21, 2009 at 1:11 pm
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