30-Year Rates Plunge This Week

Home shoppers are finding some of the lowest mortgage rates in more than a year. “Mortgage rates declined decisively this week amid various market reports, a strong bond auction, and further uncertainty around the Brexit deal, which all contributed to driving bond yields lower,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending March 14:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.31 percent, with an average 0.4 point, falling from last week’s 4.41 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.44 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.76 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 3.83 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.90 percent.
Source: Freddie Mac

Mortgage Rates Drop, Near 2013 Lows

For the first time in four weeks, average fixed mortgage rates moved lower, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage market survey. Rates remain near May 2013 lows. The lower rates are attributed to a revision down of real GDP growth and the decline in consumer prices, said Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist Len Kiefer.

Freddie Mac reports the following mortgage rates for the week ending Feb. 26:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.75 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.80 percent. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.28 percent.
  •  15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.03 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.07 percent. A year ago, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.32 percent.
  •  5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.96 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.99 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.03 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

30-Year Mortgage Rate Sinks to 4.19% This Week

Mortgage rates are falling, despite the cuts to the Federal Reserve’s monthly bond purchases that were expected to send long-term rates higher.  The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the most popular choice among home buyers, averaged 4.19 percent this week, down from a 4.53 percent average at the start of the year, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending Oct. 2:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.19 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 4.20 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.22 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.36 percent, with an average 0.5 point, holding the same average as last week. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.29 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.06 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 3.08 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.05 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac (Oct. 2, 2014)

Home Mortgage Rates Drop Under 4% Again!

For the second time this year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 4 percent and continues to hover around record lows, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage market survey. 

Yet overall, “fixed mortgage rates were little changed this week amid a mix of economic data reports,” Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said in a statement. 

Here’s a closer look at mortgage rates for the week ending Nov. 10:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.99 percent with an average 07 point, down from last week’s 4 percent average. The last time the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 4 percent was Oct. 6 when it averaged 3.94 percent. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.17 percent. 
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.30 percent with an average 0.8 point, dropping slightly from last week’s 3.31 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.57 percent. 
  • 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.98 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 2.96 percent average. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.25 percent. 
  • 1-year ARMs: averaged 2.95 percent with an average 0.6 point, up from last week’s 2.88 percent average. A year ago at this time, the 1-year ARM averaged 3.26 percent. 

Source: Freddie Mac

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