Mortgage Rates Hit Another Low for 2017
Freddie Mac article by Daily Real Estate News | June 30, 2017
Interest rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage took another dip this week, setting a new low for 2017, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage market survey.
“The 30-year mortgage rate fell 2 basis points to 3.88 percent this week,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “However, the majority of our survey was conducted prior to Tuesday’s sell off in the bond market, which drove Treasury yields higher. Mortgage rates may increase in next week’s survey if Treasury yields continue to rise.”
Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending June 29:
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.88 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 3.90 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.48 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.17 percent, with an average 0.5 point, holding the same as last week. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 2.78 percent.
- 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.17 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.14 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.70 percent.
Source: Freddie Mac; REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 063017