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National 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue Downward Trend

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RISMEDIA, September 3, 2009—The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased last week to 5.17%, down from 5.19% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages fell to 4.57% from 4.59%, and 5-1 adjustable rate mortgages remained flat at 4.17%. 

Mortgage Type      Average Rate                         Average Rate
                             Week ending 8/30/09       Week ending 8/23/09        % Change

30-year fixed                 5.17%                                   5.19%                                -0.4%
15-year fixed                 4.57%                                    4.59%                               -0.4%
5-1 ARM                          4.17%                                   4.17%                                0.0%


Rates for 30-year fixed purchase mortgages decreased further, with the average rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 5.04%. Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates varied by state. Maryland mortgage rates and Florida mortgage rates decreased the most, from 5.33% to 5.24% in Maryland and from 5.17% to 5.12% in Florida. Illinois mortgage rates (5.32%), Michigan mortgage rates (5.28%), New York mortgage rates (5.28%) and Ohio mortgage rates (5.28%) were the highest in the country, while Georgia mortgage rates (5.11%), Florida mortgage rates (5. 12%) and California mortgage rates (5.12%) were the lowest. 

For more information, visit www.zillow.com.

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