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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Freddie Mac: "Fixed Mortgage Rates Down Slightly"

by Calculated Risk on 6/19/2014 12:55:00 PM

From Freddie Mac: Fixed Mortgage Rates Down Slightly

Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates reversing course and moving slightly lower for the week.

30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.17 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending June 19, 2014, down from last week when it averaged 4.20 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.93 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 year-over-year soon (currently 4.17%).

Note: Looking at daily rates from Mortgage News Daily, it is likely mortgage rates will be down year-over-year tomorrow. The MND data is based on actual lender rate sheets, and is mostly "the average no-point, no-origination rate for top-tier borrowers with flawless scenarios". (this tracks the Freddie Mac series very well).