Thursday is a big day for mortgage rate surveys, and the consensus today is that rates are on the rise. Freddie Mac said this morning that fixed rates rose for the fifth consecutive week on concerns the Federal Reserve may slow its bond purchases amid a strengthening economy.
Here's the summary from Freddie Mac:
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.91 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending June 6, 2013, up from last week when it averaged 3.81 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.67 percent.
- 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.03 percent with an average 0.7 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.98 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.94 percent.
- 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.74 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.66 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.84 percent.
- 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.58 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.54 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.79 percent.