Rates Remained Flat Again Last Week

September 8, 2021
Home price pressure expected to ease over the remainder of the year.


Mortgage rates were flat again in the past week. For the week ending September 2, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates remained at 2.87%, the same as the two weeks before. The average for 15-year loans rose one tick to 2.18% and the average for five-year ARMs increased slightly to 2.43%. A year ago, 30-year fixed rates averaged 2.93%, slightly higher than today. Attributed to Sam Khater, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac - "Economic growth and the acceleration in inflation have moderated in the last month, giving the markets comfort and leading to a stabilization in mortgage rates. Heading into the fall, home purchase demand is stable, home sales remain firm and above pre-pandemic levels, and inventory of unsold homes is tight but improving modestly. These factors will allow for home price pressures to ease over the remainder of the year.”

Note: Rates indicated do not include fees and points and are provided for evidence of trends only. They should not be used for comparison purposes.

Current Indices for Adjustable Rates
Updated September 3, 2021

Daily Value

Monthly Value

August 26


6-month Treasury Security



1-year Treasury Security



3-year Treasury Security



5-year Treasury Security



10-year Treasury Security



12-month LIBOR

0.235% (July)

12-month MTA

0.093% (July)

11th District Cost of Funds

0.282% (June)

Prime Rate

3.25% (3/20)