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U.S. Mortgage Rates Continue to Uptick in June

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average U.S. fixed mortgage rate was up slightly from last week, but still near three year lows.

Freddie Mac chief economist Sean Becketti says, "Since jumping 11 basis points on May 18th, the 10-year Treasury yield has leveled-off around 1.85 percent. Mortgage rates continue to adjust to this new level with the 30-year fixed rate inching up another 2 basis points this week to 3.66 percent. Recent statements by the Fed appear to have persuaded the market that a rate hike may come sooner than later. However, the market is fickle, and Friday's employment report has the potential to swing opinion 180 degrees in the other direction."

Freddie Mac News Facts

    30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.66 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending June 2, 2016, up from last week when it averaged 3.64 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.87 percent.  

    15-year FRM this week averaged 2.92 percent with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.89 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.08 percent.  

    5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.88 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.87 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.96 percent.

Source: http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/real-estate-news/united-states/freddie-mac-primary-mortgage-market-survey-june-2016-pmms-average-fixed-mortgage-rate-sean-becketti-fed-rate-hike-2016-mortgage-news-9865.php