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Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip to 2014 Lows in U.S.

Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip to 2014 Lows in U.S.

Residential News » North America Residential News Edition | By WPJ Staff | August 14, 2014 10:30 AM ET



According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for Mid-August shows average fixed mortgage rates followed bond yields lower in mid-August 2014. The average was 4.12 percent for the week, and the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage once again is at its 2014 low.

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Frank Nothaft

Freddie Mac's chief economist Frank Nothaft says, "Mortgage rates were down slightly amid a week of light economic reports. Of the few releases, retail sales were virtually unchanged in July after a 0.2 percent increase in June, ending five months of increases. Excluding motor vehicles and parts, retail sales were up 0.1 percent last month."

Freddie Mac PMMS Report Facts:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.12 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending August 14, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 4.14 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.40 percent. 
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.24 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.27 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.44 percent. 
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.97 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.98 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.23 percent.
  • 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.36 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.35 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.67 percent.


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