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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Drop

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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 5.30 percent.

Freddie Mac - Primary Mortgage Market Survey - U.S. Weekly Average Mortgage Rates as of 07/07/2022

“Over the last two weeks, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped by half a percent, as concerns about a potential recession continue to rise,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “While the drop provides minor relief to buyers, the housing market will continue to normalize if home price growth materially slows due to the combination of low housing affordability and an expected economic slowdown.”

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.30 percent with an average 0.8 point as of July 7, 2022, down from last week when it averaged 5.70 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.90 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.45 percent with an average 0.8 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.83 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.20 percent.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (“ARM”) averaged 4.19 percent with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.50 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.52 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