30 Year Mortgage Rates Drop Below Six Percent

Mortgage Brokers’ phones rang off the hook last week as 30-year mortgage rates dropped below 6 percent. Some brokers say their rates are as low as 5.25 percent.

The rates are down because the Federal Reserve announced that it would buy $500 billion in mortgage-backed securities held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That would help the two increase the pool of money for new mortgages.

“This is really craziness,” says Brian Koss, a managing director of Mortgage Network.

Koss advises borrowers who find an attractive rate to lock it in for 60 days. “Drop everything you are doing, get the mortgage professional all of the paperwork they need, so you don’t run out of time,” he says.

Source: USA Today, Anna Bahney

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