Mortgage Rates Inch Up But Stay Below Three Percent
06/03/2021 | 10:01am EDT
MCLEAN, Va., June 03, 2021 (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 2.99 percent.
“Home prices continue to accelerate while inventory remains low and new home construction cannot happen fast enough,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “There are many potential homebuyers who would like to take advantage of low mortgage rates, but competition is strong. For homeowners however, continued low rates make refinancing an option worth considering.”
30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.99 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending June 3, 2021, up from last week when it averaged 2.95 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.18 percent.
15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.27 percent with an average 0.6 point, unchanged from last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.62 percent.
The PMMS is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20 percent down and have excellent credit. 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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