Fixed-Rate Mortgages Still Historically Low
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, rates for all but 1-year ARM’s are on the rise. This brings 30-year mortgage rates back to levels seen in May of this year, while the 15-year ties levels not seen since June.
Even so, mortgage rates remain incredibly low.
30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.86 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week ending December 30, 2010, up from last week when it averaged 4.81 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.14 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 4.20 percent with an average 0.8 point, up from last week when it averaged 4.15 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.54 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.77 percent this week, with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.75 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 4.44 percent.
1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 3.26 percent this week with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.40 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 4.33 percent.
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