Mortgage interest rates fell for the first time in three weeks according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS) for the week ending November 21st, 2013.
Fixed Rate Mortgages:
Interest rates on fixed rate mortgages declined this week with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell by thirteen basis points to an average of 4.22 percent with an average of 0.7 points. Last week the average rate increased by nineteen basis points. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.31 percent.
Average 30-year fixed rates were generally the lowest in the Western portion of the United States where mortgage rates averaged 4.17 percent while the highest rates were reported in the Southeastern area of the country where interest rates averaged 4.26 percent.
The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.27 percent this week with an average of 0.7 points, down from an average of 3.35 percent last week. At this time last year, the 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 2.63 percent.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages:
Interest rates for adjustable-rate mortgages showed little or no movement this week with the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM averaging 2.95 percent, with an average of 0.5 points, down from an average of 3.01 percent last week. The 5-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.74 percent a year earlier.
The 1-year Treasury-indexed adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.61 percent with an average of 0.4 points, unchanged for the second consecutive week. A year ago, the 1-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.56 percent.
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Reported by Shirley Allen