By Dina ElBoghdady September 11
House hunters who were bracing for rates to increase instead saw them fall and then plateau in recent months, settling in at their lows for the year.The trend continued this week, with the average rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 4.12 percent, barely budging from 4.10 percent last week, according to a closely-watched Freddie Mac survey.
Many firms regularly track interest rates and come up with a slightly different numbers because they survey different lenders at different times of the day or week. But most of them don’t expect rates to change much any time soon, and they’ve adjusted their forecasts to reflect that.
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