Freddie Mac's (OTCQB: FMCC) Primary Mortgage Market Survey® reported Thursday that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 3.60%, the lowest it has been since November 2016.

Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said, “There is a tug of war in the financial markets between weaker business sentiment and consumer sentiment. Business sentiment is declining on negative trade and manufacturing headlines, but consumer sentiment remains buoyed by a strong labor market and low rates that will continue to drive home sales into the fall.”

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.60% with an average 0.6 point for the week ending Aug 8, 2019, down from last week when it averaged 3.75%. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.59%.
  • 15-year FRM averaged 3.05% with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.20%. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.05%.