September has proven to be the most volatile month for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage since March. Average weekly movement on rates has fluctuated 11 basis points in that time, Freddie Mac reports. This week, mortgage rates fell after posting the largest uptick in nearly a year last week.
Freddie Mac reported national averages for the week ending Sept. 26:
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.64%, with an average 0.6 point, falling from last week’s 3.73% average. Last year at this time, rates averaged 4.72%.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.16%, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 3.21% average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 4.16%.
- 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 3.38%, with an average 0.4 point, falling from last week’s 3.49% average. A year ago, ARMs averaged 3.97%.