Thursday, May 22, 2014

Freddie Mac: "Fixed Mortgage Rates Near Seven Month Low"

by Bill McBride on 5/22/2014 12:04:00 PM

It is looking more likely that we will see a headline sometime in June: "Mortgage Rates down year-over-year"!

From Freddie Mac: Fixed Mortgage Rates Near Seven Month Low Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend

Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing showing average fixed mortgage rates moving lower for the fourth consecutive week with fixed mortgage rates hitting new lows for this year.

30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.14 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending May 22, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 4.20 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.59 percent.
Freddie Mac PMMS mortgage rates Click on graph for larger image.

Here is a graph of 30 year fixed mortgage rates - according to the PMMS® - for 2013 (blue) and 2014 (red).

Mortgage rates jumped to 4.46% in late June 2013, and it is possible that rates will be lower in late June 2014 (currently 4.14%). 

Note: The lowest rate in the PMMS® since June 2013 was 4.10% last October.