According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate slightly dipped across the board.
Sean Becketti, chief economist of Freddie Mac said, "After holding steady last week, rates dipped slightly this week. The 10-year Treasury yield fell roughly 7 basis points, while the 30-year mortgage rate dropped 4 basis points to 3.90 percent."
Freddie Mac News Facts
30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.90 percent with an average 0.4 point for the week ending November 9, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 3.94 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.57 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 3.24 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.27 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.88 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.22 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.23 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.88 percent.
According to the recently released CBRE U.S. Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, the appetite for senior housing acquisitions in the U.S. remains strong, with nearly two-thirds of investors planning to increase the size of their portfolios over the next 12 months.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched down 1.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 units after an upwardly revised June report. On a year-to-date basis, sales are up 7.2 percent from this time last year.
According to Freddie Mac's July 2018 Housing Forecast, exceptionally low housing supply and weaker affordability slowed the housing market in the first half of 2018, but total sales activity should still slightly top year-ago levels.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, confidence in the U.S. multifamily housing market remained positive in the first quarter of 2018. The MPI remained unchanged from last quarter, coming in at a reading of 53, while the MVI remained essentially unchanged at 42.