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."
Freddie Mac News Facts
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.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of January 2018, the average mortgage rate dipped in the U.S. Treasury yields fell from a week ago, helping to drive mortgage rates down to start the year.