Mortgage rates dropped for the sixth consecutive week despite signs of possibly unsettling inflation data, according to surveys conducted by Freddie Mac and Bankrate.com. In Freddie Mac's survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.1 percent for the week ended today, down from last week's average of 6.15 percent. This is the lowest the 30-year fixed has been since the week ending Oct. 20, 2005, when it averaged 6.1 percent. The average for the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage this week is 5.67 percent, down from last week's average of 5.71 percent. This is the lowest the 15-year fixed has been since the week ending Oct. 20, 2005, when it averaged 5.65 percent. Points on both the 30- and 15-year averaged 0.5. The five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 5.75 p...
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