Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue Down
MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/14 -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC)
today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R)
(PMMS(R)), reflecting that weaker housing data is putting downward
pressure on average fixed mortgage rates.
-- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.23 percent with an
average 0.7 point for the week ending February 6, 2014, down from last
week when it averaged 4.32 percent. A year ago at this time, the
30-year FRM averaged 3.53 percent.
-- 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.33 percent with an average 0.7 point,
down from last week when it averaged 3.40 percent. A year ago at this
time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.77 percent.
-- 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged
3.08 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week
when it averaged 3.12 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged
-- 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.51 percent this week with an
average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.55 percent.
At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.53 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.
"Mortgage rates fell further this week following the release of
weaker housing data. The pending home sales index fell 8.7 percent in
December to its lowest level since October 2011. Fixed residential
investment negatively contributed to GDP in the fourth quarter for
the first time since the third quarter of 2010. Also, the Institute
for Supply Management reported a significant slowing in growth in the
manufacturing industry in December than the market consensus
Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity,
stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage
markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by
providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making
home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the
largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. For more
information please visit www.FreddieMac.com and Twitter: @FreddieMac.
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