Mortgage Rates Up, But Remain Below 4%

After four weeks of decreases, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up slightly this week, but stayed near yearly lows under  4 percent, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage market survey.

Freddie Mac reported the following national averages for the week ending Dec. 11:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.93 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.89 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.42 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.20 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.10 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.43 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 2.98 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 2.94 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.94 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac