Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Surpass Seven Percent
“The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage broke seven percent for the first time since April 2002, leading to greater stagnation in the housing market,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “As inflation endures, consumers are seeing higher costs at every turn, causing further declines in consumer confidence this month. In fact, many potential homebuyers are choosing to wait and see where the housing market will end up, pushing demand and home prices further downward.”
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 7.08 percent with an average 0.8 point as of October 27, 2022, up from last week when it averaged 6.94 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.14 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.36 percent with an average 1.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 6.23 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.37 percent.
- 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 5.96 percent with an average 0.3 point, up from last week when it averaged 5.71 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.56 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.
NOTE: Freddie Mac is making a number of enhancements to the PMMS to improve the collection, quality and diversity of data used. Instead of surveying lenders, the weekly results will be based on applications received from thousands of lenders across the country that are submitted to Freddie Mac when a borrower applies for a mortgage. Additionally, we will no longer publish fees/points or adjustable rates. The newly recast PMMS will be put in place in November 2022, and the weekly distribution will be Thursdays at 12 p.m. noon ET.
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Source: Freddie Mac