Mortgages Rates near “Record Lows”

Great news to know about home affordability! Fixed-rate mortgages dropped slightly this week, nearing their average all-time lows and helping to lift home buyers’ purchasing power, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. 

For every week but one this year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the most popular choice among home buyers, has been below 4 percent. We recommend you check with a couple of  local lenders to see what your qualifying guidelines are before rates go up! 

Here’s a closer look at average rates for the “week ending” April 26: 

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.88 percent, with an average 0.7 point, dropping from last week’s 3.90 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.78 percent. The record low for 30-year rates averaged 3.87 percent, a record reached in February. 
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.12 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.13 percent. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.97 percent. The all-time record low is 3.11 percent, a record reached recently during the week ending April 12. 
  • 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 2.85 percent this week, with an average 0.6 point, rising slightly from last week’s 2.78 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.51 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

2 thoughts on “Mortgages Rates near “Record Lows””

  1. I think 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate is the best mortgage rate for the people

  2. Douglas Zeller

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage may the best mortgage rate for some people. Others look at the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage as an option.

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