Mortgage Rates improved last week

Freddie Mac’s Prime Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) was released this morning showing that mortgage rates dropped last week.


Freddie Mac’s PMMS rates are based on the average of conforming rates from the previous week with loan to value of 80% or less. The rates quoted do include some discount points and do not include closing cost. It’s important to note that these rates are from last week and that rates available today will most likely have a different price (similar as stocks).  For current mortgage rates on homes located in Washington state, click here for a rate quote.

Quote from Ken Kiefer, Chief Deputy Economist:

“The 30-year mortgage rate is down a quarter of a percentage point from where it was a year ago and the spread between the 30-year fixed and 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage is the lowest since 2009. With the FOMC minutes showing continued support for gradual increases in policy rates from many participants and inflation rates remaining low, there isn’t much upward pressure on long-term rates at the moment. Whether that changes due to a tighter labor market and the economic impact of tax reform remains to be seen.”

If you’re considering buying or refinancing a home located anywhere in Washington state, where I’m licensed, I am happy to help you!

 

 

Freddie Mac’s Weekly Mortgage Survey reveals mortgage rates remain low

Every Thursday morning, Freddie Mac publishes the Prime Mortgage Market Survey, a weekly report based on conventional rates from the previous week. It’s an average and it’s also “old news” as a borrower cannot lock in last week’s rates… they can only lock in what’s available “now”.  Last week’s survey shows that rates are remaining at historically low levels.


With that said, I don’t anticipate that rates will remain at these low levels forever. It will be interesting to see how having a new Fed Chair, assuming President Trump retires Janet Yellen as he’s indicating, will impact the direction of mortgage interest rates.

What we do know is rates are low “now” and that many home owners are appreciating increased equity… so if you’ve been considering refinancing, you may want to get the ball rolling.

I’m happy to help you with your purchase or refi of homes located anywhere in Washington state, where I’m licensed. Click here for a no-hassle mortgage rate quote.

Mortgage rates at 2017 lows!

Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage rates reveals that last week interest rates remained at 2017 lows.

From Freddie Mac’s Prime Mortgage Market Survey:

Attributed to Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac.
“Following a sharp decline last week, the 10-year Treasury yield rose 11 basis points this week. The 30-year mortgage rate, however, remained unchanged at 3.78 percent. If Treasury yields continue to rise, mortgage rates could see an increase in next week’s survey.”

Remember, this is “last week’s” information. You cannot lock in a mortgage rate from last week unless you are a time traveler. If you would like current mortgage rates based on your personal scenario for your home located anywhere in Washington state, please contact me!

Mortgage Rates hit 2017 lows!

Freddie Mac released their weekly Prime Mortgage Market Survey today announcing that mortgage rates hit 2017 lows
The PMMS is based on average rates for conforming mortgages from last week. The rates do not include closing cost and are priced with 0.5 point.

From the PMMS:

Attributed to Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac.
“The 10-year Treasury yield fell 6 basis points this week amid concerns over lagging inflation. The 30-year mortgage rate also declined for the fourth consecutive week, dropping 3 basis points to a new year-to-date low of 3.86 percent.”

If you’re considering refinancing, you may be in luck! If you would like me to provide you with a current mortgage rate quote for your personal scenario for your property located anywhere in Washington state, please click here.

Mortgage rates ahead of the Jobs Report

Freddie Mac’s PMMS (Prime Mortgage Market Survey) shows the 30 year fixed rate averaged just under 4% last week at 3.93% priced with 0.500 points.


Tomorrow morning, the Jobs Report will be released which may impact rates for better or worse. Stay tuned!

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Mortgage rates holding steady at record lows

Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage rates (PMMS) were released this morning showing rates remaining at near record lows.


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Mortgage Rates continue Lower

Freddie Mac released the weekly PMMS (Prime Mortgage Market Survey) showing that mortgage rates continue to be at the lowest levels of 2017 with the 30 year fixed back under 4.000%.

The PMMS reports on average rates from the previous week based on a survey for conforming loans (loan amounts $422,950 and below). Last week, the 30 year fixed averaged 3.89 with 0.5 points. From the PMMS:

“The 10-year Treasury yield fell 3 basis points this week. The 30-year mortgage rate moved in tandem with Treasury yields, falling 5 basis points to 3.89 percent. Mixed economic data and increasing uncertainty are continuing to push rates to the lowest levels in nearly seven months.”

We are noticing an increase in refinances with the 30 year fixed being back below four percent.

If you’re considering refinancing or buying a home located anywhere in Washington state, I’m happy to help you. Click here for a no-hassle mortgage rate quote.