RISMEDIA, November 4, 2009—The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased one basis point last week to 4.86%, down from 4.87% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages fell one basis point to 4.31% from 4.32%, and 5-1 adjustable rate mortgages fell one basis point to 3.79%, from 3.80% the week prior.
The volume of mortgage requests last week fell 9.5% from the prior week. Of last week’s requests, 43% were for refinance loans, 54% were for purchase loans and 2% were for home equity loans. The prior week, 45% of requests were for refinance loans, 53% were for purchase loans and 2% were for home equity loans.
Average Rate Average Rate Change in
Mortgage Type Week ending 11/1/09 Week ending 10/25/09 Basis Points
30-year fixed 4.86% 4.87% -1
15-year fixed 4.31% 4.32% -1
5-1 ARM 3.79% 3.80% -1
Rates for 30-year fixed purchase mortgages fell, with the average rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.79%. Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates varied by state. Texas mortgage rates and Connecticut mortgage rates decreased the most, from 4.84% to 4.81% in Texas and from 4.96% to 4.94% in Connecticut. New York mortgage rates (5.03%) and New Jersey mortgage rates (5.06%) were the highest in the country, while Texas mortgage rates (4.81%), and California mortgage rates (4.83%) were the lowest.
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