Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Dip in August 5th Report
Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (“PMMS”), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (“FRM”) averaged 2.77 percent.
“With global market uncertainty surrounding the Delta variant of COVID-19, we saw 10-year Treasury yields drift lower and consequently mortgage rates followed suit,” said Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac. “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped back to where it stood at the beginning of 2021, and the 15-year fixed remained at its historic low. This bodes well for those still looking to refinance, renovate or even purchase a new home.”
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.77 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending August 5, 2021, down from last week when it averaged 2.80 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.88 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.10 percent with an average 0.6 point, unchanged from last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.44 percent.
- 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.40 percent with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.45 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.90 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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Source: Freddie Mac