MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- Freddie Mac (OTCBB: FMCC) today released the results of its finance%2findex.html">Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing mortgage rates largely unchanged from the previous week helping to keep homebuyer affordability high, refinancing strong and should continue to aid the ongoing housing recovery.
•30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.38 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending January 17, 2013, down from last week when it averaged 3.40 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.88 percent.
•15-year FRM this week averaged 2.66 percent with an average 0.7 point, the same as last week. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.17 percent.
•5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.67 percent this week with an average 0.6 point, the same as last week. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 2.82 percent.
•1-year Treasury-indexed ARM averaged 2.57 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.60. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 2.74 percent.
Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following links for Regional and National Mortgage Rate Details and Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.
Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac.
"Mortgage rates were flat to down a little this week amid reports that inflation remains contained. The overall producer price index rose 0.1 percent between November and December, below the market consensus forecast, and the consumer price index was unchanged. For the year as a whole, consumer prices rose just 1.7 percent in 2012, almost half that of 2011's increase of 3.0 percent."
Get the latest information from Freddie Mac's Office of the Chief Economist on Twitter:@FreddieMac
Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four homebuyers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. www.FreddieMac.com.
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