Mortgage Rates End 2-Month Decline

September 22, 2017

The 30-year mortgage rate posted its first increase in several weeks after hovering near historic lows for much of the summer.

“The 10-year Treasury yield continued its upward trend, rising 7 basis points this week,” says Freddie Mac chief economist Sean Becketti. “As we expected, the 30-year mortgage rate followed suit, increasing 5 basis points to 3.83 percent. This week’s uptick in the 30-year mortgage rate ends a nearly two-month streak of declines.”

Freddie Mac reported the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Sept. 21:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.83 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.78 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.48 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.13 percent, with an average 0.5 point, increasing from last week’s 3.08 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 2.76 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 3.17 percent, with an average 0.4 point, increasing from last week’s 3.13 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.80 percent.

Source: Freddie Mac