Mortgage Rates Make Biggest Jump of the Year

Mortgage rates were on the rise this week, with fixed-rates making the biggest one-week leap so far this year, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Fixed-rate mortgages are now at the highest level since the week ending May 1.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending Sept. 18:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.23 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 4.12 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.50 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.37 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.26 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.54 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.06 percent, with an average 0.5 point, increasing from last week’s 2.99 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.11 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac