Mortgage Interest Rates Decline Slighty

Mortgage interest rates declined slightly this week according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS) for the week ending July 25th, 2013.

Fixed Rate Mortgages:

Interest rates on fixed rate mortgages fell slightly this week with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage declining six basis points to an average of 4.31 percent with an average of 0.8 points after declining by fourteen basis points last week. Mortgage rates have still increased by 96 basis points over the last 12 weeks. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.49 percent.

Average 30-year fixed rates were generally the lowest in the Western portion of the United States where mortgage rates averaged 4.27 percent while the highest rates were reported in the Southwestern area of the country where interest rates averaged 4.36 percent.

The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage also fell this week, averaging 3.39 percent with an average of 0.8 points, down from an average of 3.41 percent last week. At this time last year, the 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 2.80 percent.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages:

Interest rates for adjustable-rate mortgages also fell slightly this week with the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM averaging 3.16 percent, with an average of 0.7 points, down from an average of 3.17 percent last week. The 5-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.74 percent a year earlier.

The 1-year Treasury-indexed adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.65 percent with an average of 0.4 points, down from an average of 2.66 percent where it had stayed for the previous three weeks. A year ago, the 1-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.71 percent.

Freddie Mac PMMS 07-26-13

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Source:
Freddie Mac

Reported by Shirley Allen