Mortgage Rates Mixed – Still Near Lows
30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages
According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) average 30-year fixed rate mortgages rose slightly for the week ending December 20, 2012. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose to 3.37 percent – from last week’s average of 3.32 percent. Last year at this time the 30-year FRM averaged 3.91 percent.
15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages
Average 15-year fixed rate mortgages fell slightly to 2.65 percent from last week when the average was 2.66 percent. Last year at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.21 percent.
5-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages
The average five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) rose slightly to 2.70 percent – from last week when it averaged 2.69 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.86 percent.
1-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages
The average one-year Treasury-indexed ARM fell slightly to 2.52 percent from 2.53 last week. Last year at this time, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.77 percent.
Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac:
“Mortgage rates were mixed this week following data reports on stable inflation and a thriving home construction market. The 12-month growth in the core consumer price index has remained between 1.9 and 2.1 percent for the past five consecutive months ending in November. Meanwhile, housing starts averaged the strongest three months in November since September 2008, and homebuilder confidence rose in December to its highest reading since April 2008.”
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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