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Today's Mortgage Rates: Friday, December 18, 2020

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30-year and 15-year fixed-rate purchase mortgages are down from yesterday. 30-year fixed-rate refinance mortgage rates have also dropped, but 15-year refinance rates are up.

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*rates as of 12/18/2020

Mortgage Rate Comparison

At 2.73%, today's rate for 30-year fixed-rate purchase mortgages is 0.08 percentage points lower than yesterday and 0.05 percentage points lower than last week.

All 15-year fixed-rate purchase mortgages are at 2.40%, which is 0.15 percentage points lower than yesterday and 0.10 percentage points lower than last week.

All 30-year fixed-rate refinance mortgages are at 2.61%, which is 0.02 percentage points lower than yesterday and 0.01 percentage points lower than this time last week.

All 15-year fixed-rate refinance mortgages are at 2.18%, which is 0.01 percentage points higher than yesterday and down 0.04% lower than last week.

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