Welcome to the ViewAndSearch.com Blog

2012-01-16 09:31:54
Mortgage Rates Reach New Record Lows

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 13, 2012

Mortgage rates were back to hitting record lows again, pushing housing affordability even higher to home buyers, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. For the sixth consecutive week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the most popular choice among buyers, has averaged below 4 percent — unheard of until a few weeks ago. 

'Mortgage rates eased slightly this week to all-time record lows following mixed indicators in the labor market,” Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac, said in a statement. The economy added 1.6 million jobs in 2011 — the highest number since 2006 — but overall unemployment still remains high, Nothaft noted. 

Here’s a closer look at rates and the new record lows they posted for the week ending Jan. 12:

30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.89 percent, with an average 0.7 point, reaching a new all-time low. Previously, 30-year mortgages’ record low was last week’s 3.91 percent average. A year ago at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.71 percent. 

15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.16 percent, with an average 0.8 point, dropping from last week’s 3.23 percent average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 4.08 percent. 

5-year adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.82 percent, with an average 0.7 point, dropping from last week’s 2.86 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.72 percent.

1-year ARMs: averaged 2.76 percent, with an average 0.6 point, this week, falling from last week’s 2.80 percent average. A year ago, 1-year ARMs averaged 3.23 percent. 

Source: Freddie Mac

Provided by,

Doug Spiers / Principal Broker 

Elite Choice Real Estate

1436 South Legend Hills Drive Suite 311
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Direct (801) 726-7173

Email: DougSpiers@aol.com 

ViewAndSearch.com

“The highest compliment I can receive is the referral of your friends, family and business associates. Thank you for your trust and confidence.”

 
Blog Archive
2016-05-12 10:27:02
Where is Housing Headed for the Rest of 2016?

2016-05-11 07:31:59
Something home sellers need to consider

2016-05-10 16:44:34
Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows

2016-05-09 14:08:28
4 Reasons to Move Up to Your Dream Home This Sprin

2016-05-06 07:23:41
Best Long-Term Investment

2016-02-02 16:49:28
No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To...

2016-01-29 14:35:49
Existing Home Sales Bounce Back

2015-12-09 08:46:15
Real Estate News You Need to Know Wed. 12/9/15

2015-12-03 08:11:23
2016 Home Prices and Rates?

2015-10-16 10:43:16
2016 Home Prices?

2015-10-15 12:27:38
Rental Repairs?

2015-10-15 12:24:39
Millennials?

2015-10-13 07:15:49
New Home Sales Surge

2015-10-07 10:35:23
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall to 5-Month Low;

2015-07-29 07:20:05
What you need to know today.

2015-07-22 13:45:39
Rates Today July 22,2015

2015-01-08 07:32:51
Mortgage Rates Hit 19-Month Low

2014-12-24 10:04:16
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Up From 19-Month Low;

2014-09-02 18:21:41
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Drop

2014-08-31 08:55:58
Housing Market Looking Up

2014-08-22 21:25:38
US housing recovery appears to be back on track

2014-07-08 08:16:44
4 in 10 US households use cellphones only

2014-06-30 12:51:26
Pending Home Sales Surge 6.1%

2014-04-29 18:07:58
Pending Home Sales 4/28/14

2013-11-14 12:56:43
30-year-mortgage rate rises to 4.35%

Click here to see ALL articles.


Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Comments:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.