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Mortgage Rates Decrease Slightly

MCLEAN, Va., April 13, 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 6.27 percent.

“Mortgage rates decreased for the fifth consecutive week,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Incoming data suggest inflation remains well above the desired level but showing signs of deceleration. These trends, coupled with tight labor markets, are creating increased optimism among prospective homebuyers as the housing market hits its peak in the spring and summer.”

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.27 percent as of April 13, 2023, down from last week when it averaged 6.28 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.00 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.54 percent, down from last week when it averaged 5.64 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.17 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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