Borrowers applying for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage this week locked in the lowest rate of the year, as it dropped to its lowest average since November 2016, Freddie Mac reports. Additionally, “the 10-year Treasury yield fell 6 basis points this week amid concerns over lagging inflation,” says Freddie Mac chief economist Sean Becketti.
Freddie Mac reported the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Aug. 24:
30-year fixed-rate mortgages:averaged 3.86 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 3.89 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.43 percent.
15-year fixed-rate mortgages:averaged 3.16 percent, with an average 0.5 point, the same average as last week. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 2.74 percent.
5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages:averaged 3.17 percent, with an average 0.5 point, rising from last week’s 3.16 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.75 percent.
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