Mortgage Rates Rise for Third Consecutive Week
Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) showing average fixed mortgage rates moving higher amid solid housing data on new home sales and house price appreciation. Regardless, fixed rate mortgage rates still remain near their late May, 2013 lows.
30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages
According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) average 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 3.80 percent, up from last week when it averaged 3.76 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.37 percent.
15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages
The average 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.07 percent, up from last week when it averaged 3.05 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.39 percent.
5-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages
The average five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) averaged at 2.99 percent, up from last week when it averaged 2.97 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.05 percent.
1-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages
The average one-year Treasury-indexed ARM is at 2.44 percent, down slightly from last week when it averaged 2.45 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.52 percent.
Mortgage rates are on the rise. Contact a licensed mortgage loan professional to take advantage of mortgage rates while they are still historically low. Find a loan officer near you or apply online for a mortgage loan and we will redirect your application to a qualified loan professional near you.
Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac:
“Mortgage rates rose for the third consecutive week in February following solid housing data. New home sales [PDF] beat market expectations at an annual pace of 481,000 units, down slightly from 482,000 units in December, but up 5.3 percent from a year ago. Also, the S&P/Case-Shiller National House Price Index [PDF] rose 4.6 percent over the 12-months ending in December 2014.”
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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