SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

August 03, 2017 10:00 ET

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2017) -  Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates not deviating much from the previous week. 

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  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.93 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending August 3, 2017, up from last week when it averaged 3.92 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.43 percent. 
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.18 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.20 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 3.15 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.18 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.73 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.
"The 10-year Treasury yield was relatively flat this week, as was the 30-year mortgage rate which rose 1 basis point to 3.93 percent. Despite a strong advance estimate for second quarter GDP, markets are erring on the side of caution."

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