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Mortgage Rates Tick Up Slightly

MCLEAN, Va., June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.18 percent.

“While the economy is slowly rebounding, all signs continue to point to a solid recovery in home sales activity heading into the summer as prospective buyers jump back into the market. Low mortgage rates are a key factor in this recovery,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “While homebuyer demand is up and has been broad-based across most geographies, supply has been slower to improve. In fact, the gap between supply and demand has widened even further than the large gap that existed prior to the pandemic.”  

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.18 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending June 4, 2020, up from last week when it averaged 3.15 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.82 percent.  
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.62 percent with an average 0.7 point, unchanged from last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.28 percent.  
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.10 percent with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.13 percent. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.52 percent.

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.

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