Mortgage rates held steady, with the 30-year fixed-rate average ticking down to 5.06% from...

|By:, SA News Editor
Mortgage rates held steady, with the 30-year fixed-rate average ticking down to 5.06% from 5.07%, Freddie Mac (FRE) says - close to 2009's annual average but slightly higher than a year-ago 4.84%. Low rates have been helping to moderate housing price declines, the agency says.