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U.S. Mortgage Rates Uptick in Mid July

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey - the average fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. ticked up slightly across the board, but remaining near historic lows.

Sean Becketti, chief economist of Freddie Mac stated, "Post-Brexit volatility tapered off over the last two weeks, allowing interest rates to bounce back a bit from their record (10-year Treasury yield) and near-record (30-year mortgage rate) lows. This week, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased 3 basis points to a still-quite-low 3.45 percent. With the Federal Reserve on hold and the UK monetary authority taking at least a one-month breather, we don't expect any significant movement in mortgage rates in the near-term. This summer remains an auspicious time to buy a home or to refinance an existing mortgage."
 
Freddie Mac News Facts

    30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.45 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending July 21, 2016, up from last week when it averaged 3.42 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.04 percent.  

    15-year FRM this week averaged 2.75 percent with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.72 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.21 percent.  

    5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.78 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.76 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.97 percent.

Source: http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/real-estate-news/united-states/washington-dc-real-estate-news/primary-mortgage-market-survey-july-2016-sean-becketti-freddie-mac-post-brexit-market-volatility-current-mortgage-rates-real-estate-news-9950.php