The rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 4.17 percent for the week ending Thursday, down from last week's 4.2 percent. A year ago, the rate averaged 3.93 percent.
A 15-year fixed rate averaged 3.3 percent this week, down just a hair from 3.31 percent last weel. A year ago, it averaged the same as a 30-year, at 3.93 percent.
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