Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends Shows Little Change in 30-Year Fixed Rates

Mar 08, 2011, 14:30 ET from Mortgage Marvel

MEQUON, Wis., March 8, 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 slight decrease to 5.04% from 5.05% over the past week.  

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30-Year Fixed Rate – Weekly Change


Current Rate

7 Days Ago

Change

5.04%

5.05%

-0.01%




Rates show a modest decrease of 0.18% from the 6 month high of 5.22% reached on February 10, 2011. More importantly, today's rates reflect a dramatic 0.84% 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

5.22%

-0.18%

02/10/2011

5.04%

 0.00%

03/07/2011

3 Months

5.22%

-0.18%

02/10/2011

4.85%

+0.19%

12/09/2010

6 Months

5.22%

-0.18%

02/10/2011

4.20%

+0.84%

10/12/2010


*Change based on difference from current rate




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The 15-year fixed rate mortgage remained flat at 4.32%. Rates for 5/1 ARMs remained flat as well, hovering at 4.15%.  In fact, it was a quiet week for mortgage rates across the board.

For the sake 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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