Mortgage Rates Plunge To New Record Low

It’s a Lucky 13 for borrowers.

For the 13th time this year, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates set a new record low – this time falling to 2.72 percent, according to a Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey released Thursday.

The survey found:

  • The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.72 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week, down from last week’s 2.84 percent and last year’s 3.66 percent.
  • The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.28 percent with an average 0.6 point, down from last week’s 2.34 percent and last year’s 3.15 percent.
  • The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.85 percent with an average 0.3 point, down from last week’s 3.11 percent and last year’s 3.39 percent.

“Weaker consumer spending data, which accounts for the majority of economic growth, drove mortgage rates to a new record low,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “While economic growth remains unstable, strong housing demand continues to have a domino effect on many other segments of the economy.”