The national average 30-year fixed home mortgage rate in the U.S. fell to 3.36 percent Friday, matching the record low first reached in December 2012, according to Bankrate.com. Would-be home-buyers and homeowners looking to refinance existing mortgages at lower rates have benefited from a drop in U.S. Treasury yields since U.K. voters decided in June to leave the European Union. A comparable Freddie Mac mortgage gauge watched by the industry is near a record low, at 3.48 percent.

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