Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Post a Minor Decline

                Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Post a Minor Decline

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 25, 2013

NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortgage rates posted only slight
movement over the past week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate
slipping to 4.54 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey.
The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.33 discount and
origination points.

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To see mortgage rates in your area, go to
http://www.bankrate.com/funnel/mortgages/.

The average 15-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.61 percent, while the larger
jumbo 30-year fixed mortgage rate declined to 4.69 percent. Adjustable rate
mortgages were mixed. The popular 5-year adjustable rate retreated for the
second consecutive week, to 3.54 percent. The 7-year and 10-year adjustable
rate mortgages both notched higher, to 3.9 percent and 4.1 percent,
respectively.

Mortgage rates settled down over the past week, following two months of
volatility. The tame movement in mortgage rates may prove to be only a brief
reprieve however. With next week bringing a Federal Open Market Committee
meeting and a new report on the job market, this week may have been the calm
before the storm.

As recently as May 1^st, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.52
percent. At that time, a $200,000 loan would have carried a monthly payment of
$900.32. With the average rate currently at 4.54 percent, the monthly payment
for the same size loan would be $1,018.13, a difference of $118 per month for
anyone that waited just a little too long.

SURVEY RESULTS

30-year fixed: 4.54% -- down from 4.56% last week (avg. points: 0.33)

15-year fixed: 3.61% -- down from 3.65% last week (avg. points: 0.26)

5/1 ARM: 3.54% -- down from 3.56% last week (avg. points: 0.29)

Bankrate's national weekly mortgage survey is conducted each Wednesday from
data provided by the top 10 banks and thrifts in the top 10 markets.

For a full analysis of this week's move in mortgage rates, go to
http://www.bankrate.com/.

The survey is complemented by Bankrate's weekly Rate Trend Index, in which a
panel of mortgage experts predicts which way the rates are headed over the
next seven days. More than half of respondents – 55 percent - expect mortgage
rates to remain more or less unchanged over the next week, with 36 percent
forecasting an increase. Just 9 percent of the panelists predict a decline in
mortgage rates over the coming week.

For the full mortgage Rate Trend Index, go to http://www.bankrate.com/RTI.

To download the Bankrate Mortgage Calculator & Mortgage Rates iPhone App 2.0
go to
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bankrate-mortgage-calculator/id551454062?mt=8.

About Bankrate, Inc.
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal
finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary,
fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance
editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages,
deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement,
automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, our
flagship website, and other owned and operated personal finance websites,
including CreditCards.com, Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com,
CreditCardGuide.com, InsuranceQuotes.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com,
InsureMe.com, and NetQuote.com.Bankrate aggregates rate information from over
4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of
nearly 600 local markets in all 50 U.S. states, Bankrate generates over
172,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of
information daily.Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 80
co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted
and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!,
AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to
over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA
Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.

For more information contact:
Kayleen Yates
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
kyates@bankrate.com
(917) 368-8677

SOURCE Bankrate, Inc.

Website: http://www.bankrate.com
 
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