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Mortgage Rates Inch up Along With the Odds of an Earlier Easing

Mortgage Rates Inch up Along With the Odds of an Earlier Easing

Having dropped to 3.73 percent at the end of last month and bouncing around a 32-month low, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage inched up 6 basis points over the past week to 3.81 percent but remains 113 basis points (1.13 percentage points) below its mark in the... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holding at a 32-Month Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holding at a 32-Month Low

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage has been holding at around 3.75 percent over the past two weeks, which is down 119 basis points (1.19 percentage points) since the fourth quarter of last year, down 78 basis points on a year-over-year basis and is effectively the lowest 30-year... Read More »

Pace of Home Sales in San Francisco Continues to Drop

Having turned negative in mid-May, which led to an effective push in recorded home sales for the month, actual contract activity in San Francisco (versus anecdotal reports of “open house traffic”) has dropped over the past month and is currently running 10 percent lower versus the same time last... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Hits a 31-Month Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Hits a 31-Month Low

As foreshadowed, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped 11 basis points over the past week to 3.73 percent, which is now down 121 basis points (1.21 percentage points) since the fourth quarter of last year and represents the lowest 30-year rate since November of 2016. At the... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Hover Near Two-Year Lows, Primed to Drop

Mortgage Rates Hover Near Two-Year Lows, Primed to Drop

While the average rate for a 30-year mortgage was unchanged over the past week, holding near a two-year low of 3.82 percent, Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey was conducted prior to yesterday’s meeting of the Federal Reserve, after which the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which drives mortgage... Read More »

Pace of Home Sales in San Francisco Drops

Down 6.9 percent on a year-over-year basis through the first four months of the year, marking the slowest start to the local market since 2010, home sales in San Francisco ticked up in April. But the pace of sales had already started to slow by early May. And pending... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearly Hits a Two-Year Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearly Hits a Two-Year Low

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped 17 basis points over the past week and now measures 3.82 percent.  That’s the lowest 30-year rate since the third quarter of 2017 and down over one full percentage point, or 23 percent, since the fourth quarter of last year, according... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips Under 4 Percent, Odds of Easing Up

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips Under 4 Percent, Odds of Easing Up

Having shed 7 basis points over the past week, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage now measures 3.99 percent, an average rate which is 57 basis points lower than at the same time last year and the first sub-four percent rate since January of 2018, according to Freddie... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips, Odds of an Easing Jumps

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips, Odds of an Easing Jumps

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage shed 7 basis points over the past two weeks to 4.07 percent, an average rate which is now 54 basis points lower than at the same time last year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey data. The average rate for... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Slips, Odds of an Easing Drops

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Slips, Odds of an Easing Drops

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped 6 basis points over the past week to 4.14 percent, which is 41 basis points below the average rate as measured at the same time last year (4.55 percent), according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey data. At the same... Read More »