Mortgage Rates Move Lower

Freddie Mac released the Prime Mortgage Market Survey this morning showing mortgage interest rates have been trending lower.


The PMMS is based on averages from the last week so rates posted here do not reflect “live” rates and they may not be what rates are currently. The Prime Mortgage Market Survey shows the direction mortgage interest rates have been trending. The average includes conventional purchase loans with at least 20% down payment with borrowers who have excellent credit.

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Mortgage Rates trending higher

It feels kind of funny to write about mortgage rates trending higher when they’re still in the three percent range…which historically, is an extremely low interest rate. However, we have all become accustomed to the pandemic-era rates below 3%. Check out how much rates have moved since February for the 30 year fixed (blue line) as illustrated with the PMMS report released today. EDITORS NOTE: Rates posted below are EXPIRED! Please click here for current mortgage rates.


A year ago, at this time, the PMMS reported the 30 year fixed rate averaged at 3.65%. A rate that is still far below what is a historically “normal” mortgage rate. [Read more…]

Mortgage Rates Jump on Good News and Inflation

Mortgage rates jumped roughly 0.25% today in rate (or about 1% in discount points) today because of strong economic data and possibly signs of inflation.  Costco announced it will be raising their minimum pay to $16 per hour – which is great news for Costco employees – however, it’s wage inflation (which we will probably see more of). When wages go up, the cost of goods will follow. Inflation drives mortgage rates higher because of the impact to bonds, like mortgage backed securities. [Read more…]

Mortgage rates trending higher

It’s Thursday and that means that Freddie Mac has released their weekly mortgage rate survey: Prime Mortgage Market Survey (aka PMMS). The PMMS is based on an average of conforming rates during the last week…so as soon as the PMMS is released, the data is a week old. The data is good for showing where mortgage rates have been


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Gimme your Best Interest Rate with NO Closing Cost

The other day, a Redmond home owner contacted me for a quote to refinance their home. They specifically requested scenarios for “lowest possible interest rate without paying any points or closing costs“. [Read more…]

Mortgage Rates at Record Lows

Freddie Mac released the Prime Mortgage Market Survey today revealing extremely low mortgage rates.


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Mortgage Rates following the Election

Mortgage rates were slightly higher today from Friday. The Dow soared this morning after news from Pfizer of a successful vaccine for Covid-19. The Dow closed up a whopping 834 points on this good news. The markets also seemed to respond favorably to Biden winning the election and becoming our 46th President. [Read more…]

Mortgage Rates Still at Extreme Lows

Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage rates show that interest rates are still at extremely low levels although I have noticed rates bouncing around a bit more this past week.

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