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Fixed Mortgage Rates in U.S. Tick Down

Fixed Mortgage Rates in U.S. Tick Down

Residential News » North America Residential News Edition | By WPJ Staff | June 20, 2014 9:06 AM ET



Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) now reports the average fixed mortgage rate reversed course this week and moved slightly downward.

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Frank Nothaft

Freddie Mac's chief economist Frank Nothaft commented, "Mortgage rates were down slightly for the week ending on June 19, 2014. Meanwhile, housing starts in May were 6.5 percent below the revised April rate. Following a similar pattern, building permits fell 6.4 percent in May after a 5.9 percent increase a month earlier. Also, CPI rose 0.4 percent in May, more than expected, following a 0.3 percent rise in April."

PMMS Report Facts:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.17 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending June 19, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 4.20 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.93 percent.
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.30 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.31 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.04 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.00 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.05 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.79 percent.
  • 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.41 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.40 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.57 percent.


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