SOURCE: Mortgagebot


September 20, 2011 13:24 ET

Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends Shows 30-Year Fixed Rates Remain Near Recent Lows

MEQUON, WI--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends™, a daily survey of over 1,000 lenders, shows 30-year, fixed rates remain near the all-time low set last week after increasing just 0.03% over the week to 4.19%. Rates have remained low amid continued debt concerns in Greece and speculation about the Fed's possible actions to boost the economy during its meeting today and tomorrow. This is clearly good news for those looking to buy or refinance a home.

30-Year Fixed Rate - Weekly Change
Current Rate 7 Days Ago Change
4.19% 4.16% 0.03%

Yesterday's 30-year fixed rate is nearly a point lower than the 6-month high of 5.08% reached on April 9th, 2011.

30-Year Fixed Rate - Highs & Lows
Period High Low
Rate Change* Date Rate Change* Date
30 Days 4.33% -0.14% 8/25/2011 4.16% 0.03% 9/12/2011
3 Months 4.79% -0.60% 7/7/2011 4.16% 0.03% 9/12/2011
6 Months 5.08% -0.89% 4/9/2011 4.16% 0.03% 9/12/2011

*Change based on difference from current rate

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Fifteen-year fixed rates were virtually unchanged since last week, dropping just 0.01% to 3.37%. 5/1 ARMs were unchanged at 3.39%. The rates for 30-year, fixed rate jumbo loans (typically loans over $417,000) increased 0.04% to 5.25% from 5.21% last week.

For comparison sake, displayed rates feature 0 discount points unless otherwise indicated. The assumed loan amount and loan-to-value ratio are $500,000 and 66% for jumbo loans and $187,500 and 75% for all other programs.

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About Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends
Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends pulls rates every day directly from the live product and pricing database of 950 national, regional, and local banks and credit unions across the country. Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends includes average rates for conforming (i.e. loans below $417,000) and jumbo loan programs across all common fixed and adjustable rate products. Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends also separately tracks rates for purchase, rate & term refinance, and cash-out refinance transactions for every product and program, and for every state and region in the U.S.

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