Mortgage Rates Tick Up Though Remain Near Historic Lows

22 July 2016

Mortgage Rates Tick Up Though Remain Near Historic Lows

Freddie Mac

22 July 2016

Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, showing average fixed mortgage rates ticking up slightly across the board, but remaining near historic lows.

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.

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.