Mortgage Rates Still Below 4%, For Now

For the third consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped, offering home buyers a chance to lock in lower mortgage rates ahead of the Federal Reserve’s largely predicted move to raise federal funds rate later this month.

Freddie Mac reports the following averages for the week ending Dec. 3:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.93 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.95 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.89 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.16 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 3.18 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.10 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.99 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 3.01 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.94 percent.  

Source: Freddie Mac

Home Loan Rates: ‘Mostly Unchanged This Week’

Average fixed-rate mortgages mostly remained unchanged this week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to remain 4 percent, Freddie Mac reports.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending Nov.19:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.97 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.98 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.99 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.18 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 3.20 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.17 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.98 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 3.03 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.01 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

Home Loan Interest Rates Set New High for 2015

Fixed-rate mortgages were back on the rise again this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rising above the 4 percent average for the first time in nearly a year, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

Freddie Mac reports the following mortgage rates for the week ending June 11:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.04 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 3.87 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.20 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.25 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 3.08 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.31 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.01 percent, with an average 0.4 point, rising from last week’s 2.96 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.05 percent

Source: Freddie Mac

Home Loan Interest Rates Trend Higher

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed to average 3.80 percent this week while 15-year rates rose above 3 percent, both reaching their highest levels in nearly two months, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending May 7:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: averaged 3.80 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 3.68 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.21 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.02 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 2.94 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.32 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.90 percent, with an average 0.4 point, up from last week’s 2.85 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.05 percent.
  • 1-year ARMs: averaged 2.46 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 2.49 percent average. A year ago, 1-year ARMs averaged 2.43 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

‘Home Loan Interest Rates’ Hover Around Yearly Lows

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.65 percent this week, remaining near its 2015 low and offering “positive news for potential home buyers in the market this spring,” Freddie Mac reports in its mortgage market survey.

The low rates are helping to provide a boost to loan demand. Mortgage applications for home purchases in 60 of the 100 markets that Freddie Mac tracks in its index are up compared to the same point last year.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending April 23:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.65 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.67 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.33 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.92 percent, with an average 0.6 point, falling from last week’s 2.94 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.39 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.84 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 2.88 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.03 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

‘Home Loan Interest Rates’ Take Another Dip

Average fixed-rate mortgages moved lower this week, amid a weaker than expected jobs report in March, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

“Mortgage rates fell across the board following last week’s disappointing employment report,” says Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist. The U.S. economy added 126,000 new jobs in March, well below market expectations of 247,000 jobs, Kiefer notes.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending April 9:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.66 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.70 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.34 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.93 percent, with an average 0.6 point, down from a 2.98 percent average last week. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.38 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.83 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 2.92 percent. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.09 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

30-Year Home Loan Rates Hold Steady at 3.70%

Fixed-rate mortgages fluctuated little this week, amid mostly calm economic and housing data, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

“Mortgage rates were little changed this week, entering April about where we started the year,” says Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac.

Freddie Mac reports the following averages for the week ending April 2:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.70 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 3.69 percent. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.41 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.98 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 2.97 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.47 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.92 percent, with an average 0.5 point, holding the same average from last week. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.12 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

Mortgage Interest Rates Drop Even Lower This Week

For the second consecutive week, mortgage rates continued to fall, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage still well below 4 percent and 15-year rates dipping below 3 percent, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

“Low mortgage rates are a welcome sign for those in the market to buy a home this spring season and will help to support homebuyer affordability,” says Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending March 26:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.69 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.78 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year fixed-rates averaged 4.40 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.97 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.06 percent average. A year ago, 15-rates averaged 3.42 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.92 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 2.97 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.10 percent

Source: Freddie Mac

Home Loan Interest Rates Stay Low Into Spring

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average below 4 percent – a positive sign launching into the spring home-buying season, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Average fixed-rate mortgages moved down this week. Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending March 19:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.78 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.86 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.32 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.06 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week’s 3.10 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.32 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.97 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 3.01 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.02 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

Home Loan Interest Rates Edge Higher This Week

Mortgage rates inched upward this week, with fixed-rate mortgages returning to averages at the start of the year, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.

Still, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average below 4 percent, a threshold it has remained below since the week ending Nov. 13, 2014, Freddie Mac reports.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending March 12:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.86 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 3.75 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.37 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.10 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 3.03 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.38 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.01 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 2.96 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.09 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac