According to Freddie Mac's data, mortgage rates have dropped back below 6 percent after spending more than a month above that threshold. Thanks to the Federal Reserve's aggressive moves to insulate the U.S. economy by slashing borrowing costs, 30-year fixed home loans averaged 5.87 in the latest numbers.
That compares to 6.13 percent this time last week and represents the first time since mid-February that the benchmark interest rate has been less than 6 percent.
"Slowing consumer spending and weak employment conditions are among the concerns behind the Fed's decision to lower the target federal funds rate," says Freddie Mac chief economist Frank Nothaft.
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