At 4.99% it’s not far below, but it’s the first time in four months the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged below the psychologically significant 5% mark.
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.99 percent.
“Mortgage rates remained volatile due to the tug of war between inflationary pressures and a clear slowdown in economic growth,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “The high uncertainty surrounding inflation and other factors will likely cause rates to remain variable, especially as the Federal Reserve attempts to navigate the current economic environment.”
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.99 percent with an average 0.8 point as of August 4, 2022, down from last week when it averaged 5.30 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.77 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.26 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.58 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.10 percent.
- 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 4.25 percent with an average 0.3 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.29 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.40 percent.
The PMMS® is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20 percent down and have excellent credit. Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following link for the Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.
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