Morning Minute: In time for spring housing market, mortgage rates at six week low

The spring home buying season is here and buyers heading out to look for a home will have the added incentive of affordable, low mortgage interest rates. Freddie Mac reported that rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 4.27 percent last week, marking a six week low. The 15-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 3.33 percent. Read more.

In other headlines:

Rules of engagement in home appraisals – Chicago Tribune

Report: A Third of Home Owners in Foreclosure Have Equity – Daily Real Estate News

New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast - Daily Real Estate News

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.