SOURCE: Informa Research Services, Inc.

Informa Research Services, Inc.

January 31, 2012 19:13 ET

Score Big This Weekend: Use Online Rate Tables to Find the Best Mortgage Rates, Says Informa Research Services

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - This weekend, while you're enjoying the football game, take a break from the athletic excitement and check out online rate tables from your computer or smartphone. According to Informa Research Services, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE: INF), the national average on traditional 30 year fixed rate mortgages fell to 4.10% this week, down 55 basis points from just six months ago (Source: Informa Research Services' Intere Rate Review). Finding a rate that will save you over $100 a month will help take the sting out of any bets lost this Sunday (http://www.erate.com/current-mortgage-rates-30-year-fixed-mortgage-rates.htm)!

Depending on when you bought your home, the mortgage rates available to qualified borrowers today may be significantly lower than the rate on your current financing. Best of all, it only takes a few moments, or a commercial break, to find out what rates lenders are able to offer homeowners.

Using your computer or other web-enabled device, go to ERATE.com. Click on your state from the map featured on the homepage. Simply fill in the appropriate information (purchase or refinance, loan amount, and loan type) and in just seconds, you will have a list of quality lenders offering the nation's lowest mortgage rates.

If you're an iPhone user, you can also download the ERATE.com app for free. Simply enter your information to gather the nation's lowest mortgage rates in the palm of your hand.

Since these tools make checking rates so quick and easy, ERATE.com is a great resource to stay aware of current mortgage rate trends.

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