For the second consecutive week, fixed-rate mortgages edged down, providing support for the housing recovery, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.
Here’s a closer look at rates for the week ending April 11:
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.43 percent, with an average 0.8 point, dropping from last week’s 3.54 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.88 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.65 percent, with an average 0.7 point, falling from last week’s 2.74 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.11 percent.
- 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.62 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 2.65 percent average. Last year at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.85 percent.
Source: Freddie Mac