Mortgage rates inched closer to 6% this week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.81%, up modestly from 5.78% last week, according to Freddie Mac. Borrowing costs are mounting higher and higher for potential home buyers, who now find themselves squeezed both financially and by low inventory.
Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for mortgage rates for the week ending June 23:
*30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 5.81% with an average 0.8 point, up from last week’s 5.78%. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.02%.