The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate ticked slightly higher on a better than expected November employment report, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey®.
“The economy added 211,000 new jobs in November exceeding analysts’ expectations, and the prior two months were revised higher as well,” says Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac. “This momentum is likely to cement a decision by the Fed to begin raising interest rates this month. Following the release of the employment report, Treasuries rose 7 basis points and in response the 30-year mortgage rate ticked up two basis points to 3.95 percent.”
Results show that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.95 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending December 10, 2015, up from last week when it averaged 3.93 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.93 percent.
The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.19 percent with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.16 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.20 percent.
Additionally, the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.03 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 2.99 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.98 percent.
The 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.64 percent this week with an average 0.2 point, up from 2.61 percent last week. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.40 percent.
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