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Mortgage Rates Remain Near Three-Year Low

June 23, 2016

Mortgage rates have been slow to adjust to the 10-year Treasury yield, which has increased 12 basis points since last week. This week's survey shows the 30-year fixed rate inching up to 3.56 percent, only 2 basis points above last week's average. The low rates continue to be good news for the housing market, as existing home sales rose 1.8 percent to a 5.53 million seasonally adjusted annual rate in the month of May - the highest level since February 2007.

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.56 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending June 23, 2016, up from last week when it averaged 3.54 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.02 percent. 
  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 2.83 percent with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.81 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.21 percent. 
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.74 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, unchanged from last week. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.98.

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