Mortgage Rates Reverse Trend And Rise This Week
Housing Industry Still Struggling
McLean, VA Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.11 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending December 13, 2007, up from last week when it averaged 5.96 percent as well. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.12 percent.
The 15-year FRM this week averaged 5.78 percent with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 5.65 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.86 percent.
Five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) averaged 5.89 percent this week, with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when it averaged 5.75 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 5.92 percent.
One-year Treasury-indexed ARMs averaged 5.50 percent this week with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when it was 5.46 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 5.45 percent.
Direct from the Freddie Mac Site.
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