Mortgage Rates in U.S. Ease From Recent Spike

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Closer to Near Record Low Rates in Late October

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. slipped from last week’s spike. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage this week eased back to its summertime range below 3.5 percent.

Sean Becketti, chief economist of Freddie Mac said, “Mortgage rates continue to be relatively stable and at near record lows. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 5 basis points week-over-week to 3.47 percent, erasing last week’s increase. At the same time, the 10-year Treasury yield ended the week relatively flat — up about 2 basis points.”

Freddie Mac News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.47 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending October 27, 2016, down 5 basis points from 3.52 percent last week. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.76 percent.
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 2.78 percent with an average 0.5 point, down slightly from last week when they averaged 2.79 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.98 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.84 with an average 0.4 point, down slightly from last week when it averaged 2.85 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.89 percent.

By WPJ Staff, World Property Journal

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