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Fixed-Rate Mortgages Preferred

Fixed-rate loans accounted for more than 95 percent of all refinance loans in the fourth quarter, regardless of whether the original loan was an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) or a fixed-rate, according to a report by Freddie Mac. Nearly two-thirds of borrowers who had a hybrid ARM (58 percent) chose a fixed-rate loan during the fourth quarter, while the remaining 42 percent refinanced into a similar type of product.
An increasing number of refinancing borrowers chose to shorten their loan terms. Of those who paid off a 30 year fixed-rate loan, 43 percent chose a 15 year or 20 year loan, the highest such share since the first quarter of 2003. The strong refinance activity is attributed to continuing low interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages, which averaged 4 percent for 30 year loans and 3.3 percent for 15 years during the fourth quarter, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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