MCLEAN, Va., April 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.39 percent.
“For the first time in over a month, mortgage rates moved up due to shifting market expectations,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Home prices have stabilized somewhat, but with supply tight and rates stuck above six percent, affordable housing continues to be a serious issue for many potential homebuyers. Unless rates drop into the mid five percent range, demand will only modestly recover.”
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.39 percent as of April 20, 2023, up from last week when it averaged 6.27 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.11 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.76 percent, up from last week when it averaged 5.54 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.38 percent.
The PMMS® is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20 percent down and have excellent credit. For more information, view our Frequently Asked Questions.
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