Mortgage Rates Fall Half a Percent in Two Weeks

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Originally Published by: LBM Journal — July 7, 2022
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Freddie Mac today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 5.30%.

“Over the last two weeks, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped by half a percent, as concerns about a potential recession continue to rise,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “While the drop provides minor relief to buyers, the housing market will continue to normalize if home price growth materially slows due to the combination of low housing affordability and an expected economic slowdown.”

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.30% with an average 0.8 point as of July 7, 2022, down from last week when it averaged 5.70%. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.90%.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.45% with an average 0.8 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.83%. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.20%.
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 4.19% with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.50%. A year ago at this time, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.52%.