Mortgage interest rates generally remained near last week’s levels according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS) for the week ending January 9th, 2014.
Fixed Rate Mortgages:
Interest rates on fixed rate mortgages were mixed this week, though little changed, with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage decreasing by two basis points to an average of 4.51 percent with an average of 0.7 points. Last week the average rate increased by five basis points. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.40 percent.
Average 30-year fixed rates were generally the lowest in the Western portion of the United States where mortgage rates averaged 4.47 percent while the highest rates were reported in the Southeastern and Southwestern areas of the country where interest rates averaged 4.55 percent.
The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.56 percent this week with an average of 0.6 points, up from an average of 3.55 percent last week. At this time last year, the 15-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 2.66 percent.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages:
Interest rates for adjustable-rate mortgages were also mixed this week with the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM averaging 3.15 percent, with an average of 0.4 points, up from an average of 3.05 percent last week. The 5-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.67 percent a year earlier.
The 1-year Treasury-indexed adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.56 percent with an average of 0.5 points, unchanged for the second consecutive week. A year ago, the 1-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.60 percent.
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Reported by Shirley Allen