June 26th, 2014 12:46 PM by Jackie A. Graves, President
Fixed Mortgage Rates
Lower Than Same Time Last Year
Freddie Mac(OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving
lower following the release of the first quarter real GDP final estimate. Fixed
mortgage rates are lower this week than at the same time last year when Fed
remarks spurred market speculation that it could begin tapering its bond
purchases causing mortgage rates to spike.
30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.14 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week
ending June 26, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 4.17 percent. A year
ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.46 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 3.22
percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.30
percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.50 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.98 percent this week with an
average 0.3 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.00 percent. A year
ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.08 percent.
1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.40 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, down
from last week when it averaged 2.41 percent. At this time last year, the
1-year ARM averaged 2.66 percent.
Average commitment rates
should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total
upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following links for the Regional and National Mortgage Rate Details and Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are
not included in the survey.
Attributed to Frank
Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac.
were down following the release of first quarter real GDP final estimate, which fell at a 2.9 percent annualized rate, a
steeper than expected decline and the worst reading since the first quarter of
2009. Also, the seasonally-adjusted S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index [PDF] was up only 0.2 percent in April from the
previous month. On a year-over-year basis, prices remained strong in April up
10.8 percent, but slower than the 12.3 percent in March."
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