Mortgage Rates Set a New 2017 Low This Week

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to drop this week, setting a new low for 2017, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. For the fourth consecutive week rates have fallen.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending April 13, 2017:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.08 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 4.10 percent average. A year ago, 30-year rates averaged 3.58 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.34 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling slightly from last week’s 3.36 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 2.86 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 3.18 percent, with an average 0.4 point, falling from last week’s 3.19 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.84 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

After 5 Weeks of Drops, ‘Mortgage Rates Inch Up’

The five-week streak of falling mortgage rates took a break this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moving up slightly to average 4.28 percent, Freddie Mac reports.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for the week ending Feb. 13:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.28 percent, with an average 0.7 point, up from last week’s 4.23 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.53 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.33 percent, with an average 0.7 point, holding the same average as last week. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 2.77 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.05 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 2.64 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac