WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average rate for a 30-year loan rose to 4.15 percent from 4.12 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage increased to 3.24 percent from 3.22 percent.
The average fee for a 30-year mortgage rose to 0.7 point this week from 0.5 point last week. The fee for a 15-year loan, popular in refinancing, increased to 0.6 point from 0.5 point last week. The average rate on a one-year adjustable-rate mortgage rose to 2.40 percent from 2.38 percent. The average fee was unchanged at 0.4 point.