Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.60%.
“Rates fell to the lowest level in three months and are about a quarter point above all-time lows,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The very low rate environment has clearly had an impact on the housing market as both new construction and home sales have surged in response to the decline in rates, the rebound in the economy and improving financial market sentiment.”
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.60% with an average 0.8 point for the week ending January 23, 2020, down from last week when it averaged 3.65%. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.45%.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.04% with an average 0.8 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.09%. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.88%.
- 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.28% with an average 0.3 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.39%. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.90%.