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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Continue Climbing

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Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (“PMMS”®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (“FRM”) averaged 4.72 percent.“Mortgage rates have increased 1.5 percentage points over the last three months alone, the fastest three-month rise since May of 1994,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “The increase in mortgage rates has softened purchase activity such that the monthly payment for those looking to buy a home has risen by at least 20 percent from a year ago.”

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.72 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week ending April 7, 2022, up from last week when it averaged 4.67 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.13 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91 percent with an average 0.8 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.83 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.42 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (“ARM”) averaged 3.56 percent with an average 0.3 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.50 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.92 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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Contact:

Chad Wandler – Media Contact – Chad_Wandler@FreddieMac.com – (703) 903-2446

Source: Freddie Mac