Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Roused After Slipping for Weeks

July 28th, 2018
Mortgage rates roused this week, with the average 30-year, fixed mortgage at a 4.54 percent rate, up from 4.52 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.02...

Building Momentum for Mortgage Rates

August 4th, 2018
There is a building momentum in mortgage rates, with the average 30-year, fixed rate up for the second straight week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year fixed increased to 4.6 percent, up from 4.54...

Housing in 2020: Construction Costs Grow, Mortgage Rates Slow

August 26th, 2018
Where will housing be in 2020? According to the latest Metrostudy predictions, if all continues on its current track, construction costs could continue to increase, and mortgage rates could reel in. While rates have increased in the last six months,...

After a Rising Streak, Mortgage Rates Slow

May 5th, 2018
After an April run-up, mortgage rates have slowed, with the average 30-year, fixed rate at 4.55 percent this week, down from 4.58 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year,...

Confidence in Housing as an Investment Rises

May 6th, 2018
With appreciation climbing and equity growing, homeownership is the investment to make—and according to new research, Americans believe it is a solid vehicle for wealth. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

For Buyers, Credit Matters—but How Much?

May 20th, 2018
Borrowers not as creditworthy as others often have higher mortgage payments; in fact, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average borrower categorized with credit as “fair” can be on the hook for $21,000 more than a borrower...

With Global Goings-On, Mortgage Rates Withdraw

June 2nd, 2018
After hitting a record not seen since 2011, the average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate this week withdrew, down to 4.56 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage and average five-year,...

Economy Expands in May—Where Does Housing Stand?

June 4th, 2018
The economy in May remained on a soaring streak, with a lift in jobs and the lowest unemployment in years. The expansion is a help for the housing market, but is it enough to relieve supply woes? According to Lawrence...

Fed: Rates Increased for Second Time This Year

June 13th, 2018
As predicted by all officials, the Fed raised rates for the second time in 2018—from 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The remainder of 2018 and 2019 may see more gradual hikes, with analysts predicting two more increases by year’s end...

Again, Mortgage Rates Settle

June 30th, 2018
For the fourth time in five weeks, mortgage rates have settled, with the average 30-year, fixed mortgage at 4.55 percent, a decline from 4.57 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year,...
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