Fixed Mortgage Rates Tick Higher Amid Continued Volatility

Fixed Mortgage Rates Move Higher
 

Fixed Mortgage Rates Tick Higher Amid Continued Volatility

Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates ticking higher amid another week of volatile market activity on essentially no new information.

30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) average 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 3.89 percent, up from last week when it averaged 3.84 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.10 percent.

15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

The average 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.09 percent, up from last week when it averaged 3.06 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.24 percent.

5-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages

The average five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.93 percent, up from last week when it averaged 2.90 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.97 percent.

1-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages

The average one-year Treasury-indexed ARM is at 2.62 percent, unchanged again from last week. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.40 percent.

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Attributed to Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac:

“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night,” said Bette Davis in All About Eve. That could just as well have been Janet Yellen, or a specialist at the New York Stock Exchange, or the head of the People’s Bank of China on yet another week with lots of volatility on essentially no new information.”

“The 30-year mortgage rate increased 5 basis points, but don’t read too much into that. The Fed took great pains at the Jackson Hole conference to keep all their options open and to avoid making too much — or too little — of the situation in China and the volatility in global equity markets. This Friday’s employment report is the last piece of significant, solid evidence the FOMC will have to consider before their September decision. The Street appears to be calling it a coin flip. There won’t be a clear direction for mortgage rates until the Fed makes its September decision, at the earliest.”

Original Source: Freddie Mac interest rates listed above are national averages as reported by Freddie Mac. Individual interest rates are dependent upon credit approval and may include points. Average mortgage points are also reported in Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Other mortgage financing fees may apply. Contact your lender for detailed information.

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