Home Loan Mortgage Rates “Back to Near All-Time Lows”

Under signs of a growing economy and low inflation, fixed-rate mortgages inched down this week and are hovering near their record lows, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

Here’s a closer look at average mortgage rates for the week ending Nov. 1:

•30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.39 percent, with an average 0.7 point, dropping from last week’s 3.41 percent average. The record low for the 30-year mortgage, set in recent weeks, was an average of 3.36 percent.

•15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.70 %, with an average 0.7 point, dropping from last week’s 2.72 % average. The 15-year rates record low average is 2.66 %, in October.

•5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.74 %, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 2.75 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.96 %.

Source: Freddie Mac

“Mortgage Rates Inch Higher” for Third Week

Are we beginning to see a new trend? Fixed-rate mortgages once again inched up this week, the third consecutive week of increases after reaching all-time lows, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

“The latest economic indicators point toward low inflation but gradually stronger economic activity which placed further upward pressure on long-term Treasury yields and, in turn, fixed mortgage rates,” Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said about why mortgage rates have been reversing course in recent weeks.

Here’s a closer look at mortgage rates for the week ending Aug. 16:

•30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.62 percent, with an average 0.6 point, this week, increasing from last week’s 3.59 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.15 percent.

•15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.88 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 2.84 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.36 percent.

•5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.76 percent, with an average 0.6 point, falling slightly from last week’s 2.77 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.08 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac