The Markets

Spring will be Buying Season

February 19, 2019

Lower rates and strong job market should rekindle homebuying demand.
Consistently Low Rates Heading into Spring Good News for Homebuyers

February 11, 2019

Low rates paired with better inventory could make for a buyers’ market this spring.
Low Rates Should Give a Boost to the Spring Homebuying Season

February 5, 2019

Rates were stable again in the past week, which kept them near 9-month lows.
Rates Remain Steady

January 29, 2019

Despite low rates, home sales are still down.
Lower Rates Beginning to have Positive Effect on Economy

January 22, 2019

Rates were stable in the past week, which kept them at 9-month lows.
FHA’s MMI Fund Grows by $7 Billion

January 22, 2019

The FHA says it is doing well as an offshoot of the bullish U.S. housing market, but what could this success mean for the future?
Rates Fall to Lowest Level in Nine Months

January 15, 2019

Rates fell again in the past week, though they started rising a bit towards the end of the survey week.
Volatility - What Does It Mean?

January 15, 2019

What has many concerned is the increased volatility we have witnessed over the last few months.
Lower Rates Should Support Home Sales Through Winter Months

December 18, 2018

For the week ending December 13, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates fell to 4.63% from 4.75% the week before. The average for 15-year loans decreased to 4.07% and the average for five-year adjustables also declined to 4.04%.
Rates Stabilized this Week After Rising the Week Before

November 20, 2018

Rates stabilized this week after rising the week before, but rates were falling as the survey period ended. For the week ending November 15, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates remained at 4.94%.
Rates Jumped to a Seven-year High in the Past Week

November 13, 2018

For the week ending November 8, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates increased to 4.94% from 4.83 the week before. The average for 15-year loans rose to 4.33% and the average for five-year adjustables increased to 4.14%.
Rates Fell Back a Bit in the Past Week

November 6, 2018

Rates fell back a bit in the past week, but the numbers were released before rates rebounded on Friday. For the week ending November 1, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates decreased to 4.83% from 4.86 the week before.
Rates Were Stable in the Past Week

October 30, 2018

Rates were stable in the past week, holding most of the decrease from the week prior. For the week ending October 25, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates increased one tick to 4.86% from 4.85% the week before.
Rates Fell Back in the Past Week

October 23, 2018

Rates fell back in the past week after several increases which brought rates to levels not seen for several years. For the week ending October 18, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates decreased to 4.85% from 4.90% the week before.
Rates Jumped Sharply in the Past Week

October 16, 2018

Rates jumped sharply in the past week, reaching levels not seen for over seven years. For the week ending October 11, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates increased to 4.90% from 4.71% the week before.
Rates Moved to Their Highest Level of the Year

October 2, 2018

Rates moved to their highest level of the year in anticipation of the Federal Reserve hiking short-term rates. For the week ending September 27, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates increased to 4.72% from 4.65% the week before.
Rates Were Up Again in the Past Week

September 18, 2018

Rates were up again in the past week, but started to level off towards the end of the survey period. For the week ending September 13, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates increased to 4.60% from 4.54% the week before.
Rates Were Essentially Flat in the Past Week

September 4, 2018

For the week ending August 30, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates increased one tick to 4.52% from 4.51% the week before. The average for 15-year loans fell slightly to 3.97% and the average for five-year adjustables decreased to 3.85%.