Mortgage rates hover above 6%

Real estate brief

Mortgage rates barely budged this week, with rates on long-term loans rising slightly and those on short-term loans dipping, Freddie Mac reported today.

According to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up to 6.1 percent from 6.09 percent last week, compared with 6.37 percent a year ago. The 15-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 5.78 percent, up from 5.77 percent a week ago, but is still lower than 6.03 percent a year ago. Points that borrowers paid to attain these rates averaged 0.6.