Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends Shows 30-Year Fixed Rates Dip Below 5%

Mar 15, 2011, 14:00 ET from Mortgage Marvel

MEQUON, Wis., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends™, a daily survey of over 950 lenders, shows that interest rates for 30-year fixed rate mortgages experienced a modest decrease to 4.95% from 5.04% over the past week. The change is the first time mortgage rates have dropped below 5% in nearly six weeks.

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30-Year Fixed Rate – Weekly Change


Current Rate

7 Days Ago

Change

4.95%

5.04%

-0.09%




The activity shows a dramatic decrease of 0.27% from the 6 month high of 5.22% reached on February 10, 2011. This week's change also represents a dramatic 0.75% increase in comparison to the industry's historic, all-time low of 4.20% achieved on October 12, 2010.

30-Year Fixed Rate – Highs & Lows


Period

High

Low

Rate

Change*

Date

Rate

Change*

Date

30 Days

5.20%

-0.25%

02/13/2011

4.95%

 0.00%

03/14/2011

3 Months

5.22%

-0.27%

02/10/2011

4.92%

+0.03%

01/11/2011

6 Months

5.22%

-0.27%

02/10/2011

4.20%

+0.75%

10/12/2010




*Change based on difference from current rate

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The 15-year fixed rate mortgage experienced a modest decrease of 0.12% to 4.20% this week from 4.32% last week. Rates for 5/1 ARMs experienced a more significant decrease of 0.16% to 3.98% this week. The 30-year, fixed rate jumbo loan (typically loans over $417,000) rate was more stable, dropping just 0.06% to 5.72% this week from 5.78% last week.

For ease of comparison, displayed rates feature 0 discount points unless otherwise indicated.  The assumed loan amount and loan-to-value ratio are $500,000 and 66% for jumbo loans and $187,500 and 75% for all other programs.

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About Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends

Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends pulls rates every day directly from the live product and pricing database of 950 national, regional, and local banks and credit unions across the country.  Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends includes average rates for conforming (i.e. loans below $417,000) and jumbo loan programs across all common fixed and adjustable rate products. Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends also separately tracks rates for purchase, rate & term refinance, and cash-out refinance transactions for every product and program, and for every state and region in the U.S.

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