Mortgage Rates Fall for Third Consecutive Week

FREDDIE MAC

McLean, VA – Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 5.14 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending July 16, 2009, down from last week when it averaged 5.20 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.26 percent.

The 15-year FRM this week averaged 4.63 percent with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.69 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.78 percent.

Five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) averaged 4.83 percent this week, with an average 0.7 point, up slightly from last week when it averaged 4.82 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 5.80 percent.

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