Despite a recent spike in mortgage rates, the average on the 30-year fixed loan remains a bargain at below 5 percent. Here are the average annual rates for the 30-year loan for each of the last 10 years. The housing market downturn began in 2007. Data are from Bankrate.com.
—2003: 5.89 percent
—2004: 5.88 percent
—2005: 5.93 percent
—2006: 6.47 percent
—2007: 6.40 percent
—2008: 6.24 percent
—2009: 5.38 percent
—2010: 4.86 percent
—2011: 4.65 percent
—2012: 3.88 percent
—2013: 4.07 percent (asterisk)
(asterisk) Average is through September.
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