Mortgage rates fall after three weeks of hike

-0 cStoSw">Mortgage rates fell this week, but remain near multiple-year highs, helping to make up for it. Least Affordable Time to Buy a Home before the financial crisis.

Average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 5.70%, mortgage-finance giant Freddie Mac said Thursday. This is down from last week’s 5.81%, but up from 3.22% at the start of the year.