Mortgage Rates Stumble Heading into New Year

Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2018–Kathy Orton
According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.95 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan amount.) It was 3.99 percent a week ago and 4.20 percent a year ago.