Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.78%.
“This week marks the third consecutive week of rate increases, which hasn’t happened since April of this year. That said, purchase activity continues to show strength, indicating obvious home buyer demand,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “However, the lack of housing supply remains a major barrier to not just the housing market, but the overall economic recovery.”
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.78% with an average 0.5 point for the week ending October 31, 2019, up from last week when it averaged 3.75%. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.83%.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.19% with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.18%. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.23%.
- 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.43% with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.4%. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 4.04%.