Mortgage Rates at New Lows in Early 2015
Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) showing average fixed mortgage rates falling again amid declining bond yields and oil prices. Averaging 3.63 percent, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage is at its lowest level since the week ending May 23, 2013 when it averaged 3.59 percent.
30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages
According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) average 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 3.63 percent, down from last week when it averaged 3.66 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.39 percent.
15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages
The average 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 2.93 percent, down from last week when it averaged 2.98 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.44 percent.
5-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages
The average five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) averaged at 2.83 percent, down from last week when it averaged 2.90 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.15 percent.
1-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages
The average one-year Treasury-indexed ARM is at 2.37 percent, unchanged from last week. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.54 percent.
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Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac:
“Mortgage rates continued to fall, albeit at a slower pace, with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaging 3.63 percent this week. Housing starts [PDF] picked up in December coming in at a seasonally adjusted 1.089 million unit pace and beating market expectations. Meanwhile, the drop in energy prices pushed the Producer [PDF] Price Index down 0.3 percent for December and the Consumer [PDF] Price Index fell 0.4 percent.”
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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