The national average contract mortgage rate was 4.55% for September loans.
October 28, 2010
The average interest rate on conventional, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loans of $417,000 or less decreased 12 basis points (bp) to 4.58% in September. The average interest rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans of $417,000 increased 11 bp to 4.57% in September.
Household spending increases gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit.
October 4, 2010
Economic conditions, including low rates of resource utilization, subdued inflation trends, and stable inflation expectations, are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate for an extended period.
The NCUA’s final field-of-membership rule was published Wednesday, making it effective Feb. 6. The rule, finalized by the NCUA board in October, facilitates consumer access to credit unions and provides credit unions with more flexibility.