Fed Bond Buying Sends East Cobb Mortgage Rates Lower

federal reserveFollowing the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it will continue its bond buying stimulus to keep homebuyer affordability high, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.32 percent, down from last week’s average of 4.50 percent.

The Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), also showed the 15-year FRM averaged 3.37 percent, down from last week when it averaged 3.54 percent.

These lower rates will help offset the house price increases we have seen in East Cobb and most other metro Atlanta markets over the last several months.  The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite house price index rose 12.4 percent over the 12-months ending in July – this represents the largest annual increase since February 2006.

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 Robert Whitfield – Broker/Owner – Advantage Realtors

New Year Begins With Record-Low Mortgage Rates

Record Low Mortgage Rates in 2013The Good News Continues

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing fixed-rate mortgages continuing to hover near their all-time record lows helping to keep homebuyer affordability high and aiding the ongoing housing recovery.

As 2013 began, the 30-year Fixed averaged 3.34 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Jan. 3, 2013, down from last week when it averaged 3.35 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.91 percent. Also this week, the 15-year Fixed averaged 2.64 percent with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.65 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.23 percent.