Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates continue to drop

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates continue to drop

Mortgage rates dropped again this week, sinking to a 13-month low. The average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan is now as 4.23%. Home buyers nationwide could benefit from this trend. Freddie Mac predicts a slight increase in rates later in 2019.

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Mortgage rates continue to drop, Freddie Mac says. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.82% for the week ending Aug. 31, down from last week’s 3.86%, while the average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage remained averaged 3.12% vs. 3.16% a week ago. Last year at this time, the 30-year and 15-year fixed rates averaged a respective 3.46% and 2.77%.

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the interest rate on 30-year mortgages held steady this week-but it’s not likely that trend will continue. In fact, Sean.

Housing Sales slumped 8.5% from one year ago, the lowest sales since 2015. Prices still rose another 2.8% to a median of $247,500 nationwide. The real story was the drop in lower priced homes as depicted in this graphic from NAR. With low mortgage rates, it’s believed sales will once again grow. 60,000 more homes were on the market.

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Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, says, "While the continued drop in mortgage rates has paused, homebuyer demand has not. This is evident in increased purchase activity and loan amounts,

The prime mortgage market Survey reports that last week, the 30 year fixed averaged 3.92 percent with an average 0.6 point. The week prior, the reported average was 3.97 percent. A drop in rate of 0.05%. From Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, Stan Becketti: "Long-term treasury yields continue to drop, dragging mortgage rates down with them.

Freddie Mac Forecast - Mortgage Rates in 2019 Mortgage rates continue to dive as 30-year fixed has biggest. – Mortgage rates continue to dive as 30-year fixed has biggest one-week drop in a decade. According to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average plunged to 4.06.

What’s more, Freddie Mac expects GDP growth to slow to 2.4% in 2019 and to 1.8% by 2020, as the effects of expansionary fiscal policy fade. The report shows that rising mortgage interest rates coupled with increasing home prices have discouraged home buying activity during the third quarter – a trend which Freddie Mac expects will continue.

Mortgage rates continued to trend lower, following declining treasury yields, the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac said. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.79% for the.

U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb higher this week for the third week in a row, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 4.17 percent for the week ending April 18, up.

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