According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate unchanged from the previous week in late September 2017.
Sean Becketti, chief economist of Freddie Mac says, "Rates held relatively flat this week. The 10-year Treasury yield fell just 1 basis point, while the 30-year mortgage rate remained unchanged at 3.83 percent."
Freddie Mac News Facts
30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.83 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending September 28, 2017, the same as last week. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.42 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 3.13 percent with an average 0.5 point, the same as last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.72 percent
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.20 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.17 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.81 percent.
According to data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000 units after downwardly revised August, July and June reports.
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.