Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Increase for the Second Consecutive Week
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.32 percent.
“Mortgage rates moved up for the second consecutive week,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “The economy is showing signs of resilience, mainly due to consumer spending, and rates are increasing. Overall housing costs are also increasing and therefore impacting inflation, which continues to persist.”
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.32 percent as of February 16, 2023, up from last week when it averaged 6.12 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.92 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.51 percent, up from last week when it averaged 5.25 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.15 percent.
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Source: Freddie Mac