Today, 11/20//2014, ;Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.99% down from 4.01% last week. The average interest rate for 15 year fixed-rate mortgages was 3.17%,down from 3.20% last week. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.22%.
Freddie Mac's spokesperson said, "Fixed mortgage rates were slightly down as housing starts declined 2.8 percent in October below the upwardly revised September rate. However, building permits increased 4.8 percent in October after a 2.8 percent boost a month earlier. Lastly, industrial production slipped by 0.1 percent in October, below the market consensus forecast."
The interest rates have been lower for sometime now. However, buyers are not stampeding yet. Part of this is due to the fact that our inventories is still pretty low. But some just seem to not be able to make up their minds. They will, however, regret that decision after the coming elections when rates could increase significantly and home prices could rise. Time will tell.
Do keep in mind that we are a very large country, So figures that come out for the entire nation, may have little or no relevance for your particular area. In the end, it is best if you speak with a local REALTOR or financing expert to see what the situation is for your part of the United States. Florida is not Michigan, nor is Maine the same as California. Market conditions can be very different from place-to-place. Also, your own credit history, the property you want to buy, etc. will effect your specific loan options and interest rates. Your mortgage broker or bank loan officer can give you more specific information.
If you want to learn more about Freddie Mac or see the details of their survey, go to: www.freddiemac.com and click on the link for "Current Weekly Survey". They break down the survey by specific regions in the United States so you can see how your state compares to other parts of the country. They also explain the mission of Freddie Mac and offer a lot of useful information for consumers.
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You can also contact your own bank, credit union, or mortgage broker to see what your particular interest rate would be, should you decide to finance a home purchase.
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