Mortgage Rates Move Lower Following Weak Jobs Report

MCLEAN, Va., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which showed weaker than expected job growth in May pushing both fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages to new lows for the year. The 30-year fixed averaged 4.49 percent and the 15-year averaged 3.68 percent, its lowest since November, 2010.

News Facts

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.49 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending June 9, 2011, down from last week when it averaged 4.55 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.72 percent.

 

  • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.68 percent with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.74 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.17 percent.

 

 

  • 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.95 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 3.13 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 3.91 percent.

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