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National Mortgage Rates Down for End of the Week

August 26th, 2019 by Michael Mahoney

Recent Mortgage Rates According to Freddie Mac

Excerpt from National Association of Realtors on 22 August 2019

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.55% this week, the lowest average since November 2016, Freddie Mac reports. The lower mortgage rates are boding well for the housing market.

“The drop in mortgage rates continues to stimulate the real estate market and the economy,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “Home purchase demand is up five percent from a year ago and has noticeably strengthened since the early summer months, while refinances surged to their highest share in three and a half years.”

30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.55%, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 3.60% average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.51%.
15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.03%, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week’s 3.07% average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.98%.
5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.32%, with an average 0.3 point, falling from last week’s 3.35% average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.82%.

Mortgage Rates Moved Slightly Lower Last Week

May 21st, 2019 by Michael Mahoney

Freddie Mac reported the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending May 16:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.07 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 4.10 percent average. A year ago, 30-year rates averaged 4.61 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.53 percent, with an average 0.4 point, falling from last week’s 3.57 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 4.08 percent.
  • 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 3.66 percent, with an average 0.4 point, rising from last week’s 3.63 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.82 percent.

National Mortgage Rates

April 15th, 2019 by Michael Mahoney

After posting their biggest drop in a decade last week, mortgage rates remain at multi-month lows—and borrowers are rushing to take advantage.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.08 percent this week, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Mortgage applications surged 18.6 percent last week as borrowers locked in lower financing costs, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.

“While the housing market has faced many headwinds the last few months, it sailed through the turbulence to calmer seas with demand buttressed by a strong labor market and low mortgage rates. The benefits of the decline in mortgage rates that we’ve seen this year will continue to unfold over the next few months due to the lag from changes in mortgage rates to market sentiment and ultimately home sales.” Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.08 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 4.06 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.40 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.56 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 3.57 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.87 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.66 percent, with an average 0.4 point, falling from last week’s 3.75 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.62 percent.

See the press release from Freddie Mac here

Lower Mortgage Rates Reported by Freddie Mac

February 23rd, 2019 by Michael Mahoney

“Mortgage rates … [are] continuing the general downward trend that began late last year,” Khater says. “Wages are growing on par with home prices for the first time in years, and with more inventory available, spring home sales should help the market begin to recover from the malaise of the last few months.” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages for mortgage rates for the week ending Feb. 21:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.35 percent ,with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 4.37 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.40 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.78 percent, with an average 0.4 point, falling from last week’s 3.81 percent average. A year ago at this time, 15-year rates averaged 3.85 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.84 percent, with an average 0.3 point, falling from last week’s 3.88 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.65 percent.
Source: Freddie Mac

Mortgage Rates Ease First Week In April 2018 – You Can Still Save Money

April 9th, 2018 by Michael Mahoney

Mortgage Rates Ease First Week In April 2018 – You Can Still Save MoneyFreddie Mac Reports Slight Dip in Mortgages

Freddie Mac reported the following national averages for the week ending April 5:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.40 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 4.44 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.10 percent.

  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.87 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping from last week’s 3.90 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.36 percent.

  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.62 percent, with an average 0.4 point, falling from last week’s 3.66 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.19 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac

Despite Mortgage Rate Fluctuations – You can Save Money

Jason Evans with Loan Depot Can Save You Money

Put a clamp on your mortgage today

Although mortgage rates have been rising, there was a slight decrease last week. Rates will fluctuate based on the overall conditions created by Federal Reserve Bank policy and the bond market. Despite slight increases, you may want to check one of my preferred lenders to show you some mortgage products which can help you achieve cost savings in your residential mortgage.

Please consult loan officer Jason Evans with LoanDepot for a more accurate rate and better options for your mortgage. You can reach Jason Evans at Loan Depot @ 315-569-7338.

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