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    ​Mortgage rates tick higher

    10/14/2016 7:34:42 AM
    Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates following Treasury yields and moving higher.
     
    "This week, the 10-year Treasury yield continued its climb as an increasing number of financial market participants foresee a December rate hike after a series of positive economic data releases,” said Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac. “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moved up 5 basis points to 3.47 percent in this week's survey, the first increase in one month. Even though we've seen economic activity pick up, consumer price inflation and implied inflation expectations remain below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target."
     
    The Data
    • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.47 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending Oct.13, up from last week when they averaged 3.42 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.82 percent.
    • 15-year FRM this week averaged 2.76 percent with an average 0.6 point, up from last week when they averaged 2.72 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.03 percent.
    • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.82 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.80 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.88 percent.