Good news: 30- and 15-year fixed mortgage rates both dropped by two basis points while 5/1 ARMs nudged up slightly on Thursday, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders this morning.
Although the U.S. housing market has made great strides toward recovery in recent years, there’s growing evidence that not everyone is reaping the rewards, according to Zillow research.
In fact, millennials, black mortgage applicants and low-income earners are among those struggling the most to get a decent foothold in the housing market. This disparity along racial, socio-economic and generational lines will be at the forefront of discussion at an economic forum Zillow is hosting on Jan. 11 in Washington, D.C.
Some of Zillow’s data, taken from its recent news release, show:
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“Our research on housing has unlocked issues that are closely linked to broader social and economic problems in the U.S. — such as poor access to credit, weak income growth, and social mobility,” said Dr. Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s chief economist, in the news release.
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The article Mortgage Rates Today, Jan. 5: Slight Dip; Uneven Housing Recovery originally appeared on NerdWallet.