Notice to potential homebuyers: Mortgage rates keep ticking up | Bedford Hills NY Real Estate

 

Average fixed mortgage rates up slightly for the second week in a row, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

“Mortgage rates crept up further following the uptick in the 10-year Treasury yield  as minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting indicated little possibility of a pause in the central bank’s reduction of bond purchases,” said Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac.

“Housing starts in January fell 16% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 888,000 units, below consensus forecast,” Nothaft added. “Permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 937,000 in January, also below consensus.”

30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.33% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending February 20, 2014, up from last week when it averaged 4.28%.

A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.56%.

15-year FRM this week averaged 3.35% with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.33%.  A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.77%.

5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.08% this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.05%.  A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.64%.

 

 

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/29034-notice-to-potential-homebuyers-mortgage-rates-keep-ticking-up

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