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Mortgage interest rates showed little movement this week according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS) for the week ending August 8th, 2013.

Fixed Rate Mortgages:

Interest rates on fixed rate mortgages were virtually unchanged this week with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage increasing by one basis point to an average of 4.40 percent with an average of 0.7 points after increasing by eight basis points last week. Mortgage rates have increased by 105 basis points over the last 14 weeks. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.59 percent.

Average 30-year fixed rates were generally the lowest in the Western portion of the United States where mortgage rates averaged 4.36 percent while the highest rates were reported in the Southwestern area of the country where interest rates averaged 4.45 percent.

The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage averaged 3.43 percent with an average of 0.7 points, unchanged from last week. At this time last year, the 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 2.84 percent.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages:

Interest rates for adjustable-rate mortgages were mixed this week with the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM averaging 3.19 percent, with an average of 0.5 points, up from an average of 3.18 percent last week. The 5-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.77 percent a year earlier.

The 1-year Treasury-indexed adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.62 percent with an average of 0.3 points, down from an average of 2.64 percent. A year ago, the 1-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.65 percent.

Freddie OMMS 08-09-13

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Reported by Shirley Allen