Mortgage Rates Inch Up

MCLEAN, Va., July 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.81 percent.

“Mortgage rates inched up slightly after a significant decline last week,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Higher interest rates continue to dampen activity in interest rate-sensitive sectors, such as housing. However, overall U.S. consumer confidence is unwavering, surging to a two-year high in the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for July 2023. Rising consumer confidence often leads to greater spending, which could drive more consumers into the housing market.”

News Facts

30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.81 percent as of July 27, 2023, up from last week when it averaged 6.78 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.30 percent.

15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.11 percent, up from last week when it averaged 6.06 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.58 percent.

(source: Freddie Mac)

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