U.S. mortgage rates

U.S. Long-Term Mortgage Rates Fall; 30-Year at 4.55 Percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to lower this week. The benchmark 30-year rate marked its fourth decline in the past five weeks. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.55 percent, down from 4.57 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 3.88 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year,…