According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for June 2017, the average U.S. mortgage rate continuing to hold at year-to-date lows amidst ongoing economic uncertainty.
Sean Becketti, chief economist of Freddie Mac said, "Following last week's sharp decline, the 10-year Treasury yield rose 3 basis points this week. The 30-year mortgage rate remained relatively flat, falling 1 basis point to 3.90 percent. Mortgage rates are continuing to hold at year-to-date lows amidst ongoing economic uncertainty."
Freddie Mac News Facts
30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.90 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending June 22, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 3.91 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.56 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 3.17 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.18 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.83 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.14 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.15 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.74 percent.
Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units. Multifamily starts fell 9.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 289,000 units.
U.S. pending home sales in April 2017 slumped for the second consecutive month and were down year-over-year nationally and in all four major regions. Only the West saw an increase in contract signings last month.