SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

August 17, 2017 10:00 ET

Mortgage Rates Drop Again

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 17, 2017) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate continuing to move lower.

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.89 percent with an average 0.4 point for the week ending August 17, 2017, down from last week when it averaged 3.90 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.43 percent. 
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.16 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.18 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.74 percent. 
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.16 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.14 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.76 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 link for the 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 a mild decline last week, the 10-year Treasury yield rose 1 basis point this week. The 30-year mortgage rate similarly remained relatively flat, falling just 1 basis point to 3.89 percent. Mortgage rates are continuing to hold at low levels amidst ongoing economic uncertainty."

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