The Markets

Rates Up Slightly

April 15, 2019

Loan applications are down after a slight rate increase, indicating that rates are important to borrowers.
Rates Hold Steady

April 8, 2019

After a drop last week, rates show little movement.
Rates are Down Again

April 1, 2019

Potential economic slowdown causes interest rates to lower yet again.
Rates are Down Again

March 26, 2019

Rates continue to fall as homebuying season begins.
Rates Decline Decisively

March 18, 2019

After a small rise last week, rates are back down this week.
Rates Rise Slightly

March 12, 2019

Following weeks of progressively lower interest rates, they begin to tick up again.
Interest Rates Down; Loan Applications Up

March 5, 2019

New loan applications rose 5.3 percent, hinting at a strong homebuying season.
Rates Continue to Fall

February 25, 2019

Interest rates fell for a third straight week, continuing a trend that began last year.
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.