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Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue Down


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.

News Facts


 
--  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
    2.63 percent.
    
    
--  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.

Quotes 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 forecast."

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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MEDIA CONTACT: Ruth Fisher 703-903-3974 Ruth_Fisher@FreddieMac.com

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