Economic and Housing Research
Fixed mortgage rates increased this week following stronger than expected economic data releases. Private companies added 215,000 new jobs in November according to the ADP employment report, well above the consensus. In addition, revisions added 54,000 jobs in the prior month. Lastly, new home sales rose 25 percent in the month of October to a seasonally adjusted 444,000 annual pace, though this followed a weaker than expected September report and downward revisions over the summer months. >> Next Commentary: December 12
Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS)
Freddie Mac surveys lenders each week on the rates, fees and points for the most popular mortgage products. Results are released Thursday at 10am EDT.
Primary Mortgage Market Survey (U.S. Weekly Averages)
|Regional Breakdown||30-Yr FRM||15-Yr FRM||5/1-Yr ARM||1-Yr ARM|
|Average Rates||4.46 %||3.47 %||2.99 %||2.59 %|
|Fees & Points||0.5||0.4||0.4||0.4|
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