Based on Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, U.S. mortgage rates dropped with the beginning of spring homebuying season in mid-March 2019.
Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, says, “Mortgage rates have dipped quite dramatically since the start of the year and house prices continue to moderate, which should help on the homebuyer affordability front. The combination of improving affordability and more inventory than the last few spring selling seasons should lead to improved home sales demand.”
- 30-Year Fixed Mortgage (FRM): Averaged 4.28 percent, down from last week when it averaged 4.31 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.45 percent.
- 15-Year Fixed Mortgage: Averaged 3.71 percent, down from last week when it averaged 3.76 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.91 percent.
- 5-Year Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM): Averaged 3.84 percent, unchanged from last week. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.68 percent.