SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

October 22, 2015 10:00 ET

Fixed Mortgage Rates Move Lower

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2015) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates following Treasury yields lower, which continues to benefit the housing market.

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.79 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending October 22, 2015, down from last week when it averaged 3.82 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.92 percent. 
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 2.98 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.03 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.08 percent. 
  • 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.62 percent this week with an average 0.2 point, up from 2.54 percent last week. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.41 percent. 

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 links for the Regional and National Mortgage Rate Details and Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.

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Attributed to Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac.

"Following Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo's remarks last week Treasury yields dipped. In response, 30-year mortgage rates fell 3 basis points this week to 3.79 percent. The housing market continues to benefit from low mortgage rates, with housing starts for September beating expectations and the NAHB's Housing Market index registering a ten year high in October."

Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Additional information is available at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog FreddieMac.com/blog.

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