According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.45 percent in late February 2019.
"Given the recent volatility of the ten-year Treasury yield, it's not surprising that mortgage rates again have dropped," said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac's Chief Economist. "These low rates combined with high consumer confidence continue to drive home sales upward, a trend that is likely to endure as we enter spring."
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30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.45 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending February 27, 2020, down from last week when it averaged 3.49 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.35 percent.
15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.95 percent with an average 0.8 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.99 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.77 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.20 percent with an average 0.2 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.25 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.84 percent.
According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged one point lower to 74 in February 2020.
Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey is reporting this week that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. was the lowest in three years. As rates fell for the third consecutive week, markets staged a rebound with increases in manufacturing and service sector activity.
The National Association of Home Builders' latest 55+ Housing Market Index is reporting this week that U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped four points to 68 in the fourth quarter of 2019.