According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the U.S. 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to a year-to-date low for the third consecutive week in 2017.
Sean Becketti, chief economist of Freddie Mac says, "The 10-year Treasury yield fell 9 basis points this week, reaching a new 2017-low for a second consecutive week. The 30-year mortgage rate followed, dropping 4 basis points to a year-to-date low of 3.78 percent."
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30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.78 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending September 7, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 3.82 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.44 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 3.08 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.12 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.76 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.15 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.14 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.81 percent.
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According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for early August 2017, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to its lowest point in six weeks. After holding relatively flat last week, the 10-year Treasury yield fell 4 basis points this week.