According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, average fixed U.S. mortgage rates holding near their 2016 lows.
Sean Becketti, chief economist of Freddie Mac reports, "The 10-year Treasury yield saw minimal movement over the past week, despite encouraging news from April's consumer spending and CPI data. Accordingly, the 30-year mortgage rate moved up just 1 basis point from its 2016 low to 3.58 percent. Although there was minimal change in rates this week, the hawkish tone of Wednesday's Fed minutes release had an immediate impact on Treasury yields, and could possibly shake up next week's survey results."
Freddie Mac News Facts
30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.58 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending May 19, 2016, up from last week when it averaged 3.57 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.84 percent.
15-year FRM this week averaged 2.81 percent with an average 0.5 point, unchanged from last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.05 percent.
5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.80 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.78 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.88 percent.