Mortgage Rates Rising
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.14 percent.
“The yield on the 10-year Treasury note has been trending up due to the decline in new COVID cases, increasing consumer optimism, as well as broadening inflation and persistent shortages,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Mortgage rates are also rising, but purchase demand remains firm, showing that latent purchase demand exists among consumers.”
30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.14 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending October 28, 2021, up from last week when it averaged 3.09 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.81 percent.
15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.37 percent with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.33 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.32 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.56 percent with an average 0.3 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.54 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.88 percent.
The PMMS® is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20 percent down and have excellent credit. Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following link for the Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.