Last year, nearly 30 percent of new homes in the U.S. had partial or full basements, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.
Mortgage rates hit record low; under 4 percent
Fixed rate mortgages drop to 3.94 percent
For the first time ever, the fixed rate on a 30-year mortgage has dropped below 4 percent.
The average rate of 3.94 percent dropped from 4.01 percent last week, Fannie Mae reported today. Rates on 15-year mortgages averaged 3.26 percent.
30-year fixed rates have been below 5 percent for all but two weeks this year, but have had little impact on home sales.