The Chicago Association of Realtors reports avergae 30 year fixed mortgage rates at 6.07% by days today. Not bad. If your close to a decision on a place, this could be a good week to lock in your rate for up to 60 days without paying an outrageous rate lock fee.
Rates have been holding steady, but mortgage bankers and real esates economists predict the dreaded 7% by the end of the summer. Just remeber this spring that there are great properties going on the market, sellers are reasonable, and rates are still low.