Mortgage rates held steady above record lows this week, as the debt crisis in Europe threatened to upend an increasingly more favorable economic climate.[IMAGE] [COLUMN_BREAK]
""Zillow"":http://www.zillow.com/ reported that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hovered old lows at 3.36 percent, only after dipping from 3.39 percent last week.
Interest rates for 15-year home loans currently average 2.73 percent, while those for 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages stay near 2.35 percent.
""This week, rates remained fairly flat as Bernake's Jackson Hole speech on Friday kept the door open for more stimulus which could help keep rates near these low levels,"" ""Erin Lantz"":http://www.zillow.com/profile/Erin-Lantz/, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, said in a statement.
""With limited economic news this week, we expect little movement in rates, unless the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday offers more concrete and immediate steps to European recovery than the market anticipates,"" she added.