Mortgage Rates Continue To Hover Near Record Lows
St Paul, MN: Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates moving slightly lower while continuing to remain near their all-time lows this week amid signs of a growing economy and low inflation.
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates (FRM) averaged 3.39 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending November 1, 2012, down from last week when it averaged 3.41 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.00 percent.
- 15-year fixed rates mortgage rates this week averaged 2.70 percent with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.72 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.31 percent.
- 5-year adjustable mortgage rates (ARM) averaged 2.74 percent this week with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.75 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.96 percent.
Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac.
“Mortgage rates remained relatively unchanged this week on signs of a growing economy and low inflation. The economy grew 2.0 percent in the third quarter with residential fixed investment contributing 0.3 percentage points to growth. The core price index of personal consumer expenditures grew 1.7 percent between September 2011 and 2012 and was within the Federal Reserve’s preferred target range.”
Freddie Mac’s survey is the average of loans bought from lenders last week, including discount points. Applicants must pay all closing costs at these rates. No cost loan rates higher.
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