Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), shows the average fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. had little changed from the previous week amid reports of the U.S. housing market strengthening.
Freddie Mac's new chief economist Sean Becketti said, "Mortgage rates were little changed this week. The rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.02 percent, an increase of just 2 basis points from the previous week. Economic releases confirmed increasing strength in housing. Existing home sales increased 5.1 percent in May to an annual pace of 5.35 million units and new home sales increased 2.2 percent to an annual pace of 546,000 units. Buyers appear anxious to purchase homes before the expected increase in interest rates later this year. Given the tight inventory of homes for sale, a 5.1-month supply at the current sales pace, home prices are being bid up."
Freddie Mac News Facts
30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.02 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending June 25, 2015, up from last week when it averaged 4.00 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.14 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 3.21 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.23 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.22 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.98 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.00 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.98 percent.
1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.50 percent this week with an average 0.3 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.53 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.40 percent.
According to ATTOM Data Solutions, there are nine days of the year that offer U.S. home sellers a premiums of 10 percent or more - eight of which occur in the Summer months, while one occurs the day after Valentine's day.
According to the Urban Land Institute's Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, the outlook for the U.S. economy, real estate capital markets and real estate fundamentals remains positive in 2019, but is expected to moderate over the next three years.
According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, fixed mortgage rates in the U.S. posted a fourth consecutive week of increases. Despite the recent rise in mortgage rates, both existing and new home sales continue to show strength.
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