Rates Haven't Been This Low Since 2003
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage took another dip this week, staying below the 4 percent threshold and keeping borrowing costs at the lowest rate in more than a year. It marks the fifth consecutive week that mortgage rates decreased.
Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Oct. 23:
- 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.92 percent, with an average 0.5 point, reaching a new low for the year and dropping from last week's 3.97 percent. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.13 percent.
- 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.08 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week's 3.18 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.24 percent.
- 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.91 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week's 2.92 percent average. Last year at this time, 5-year ARMs averaged 3 percent.
- 1-year ARMs: averaged 2.41 percent, with an average 0.4 point, rising from last week's 2.38 percent average. A year ago, 1-year ARMs averaged 2.60 percent.
Source: Freddie Mac