All July 20, 2023

Mortgage Rates Dip With Inflation Slowdown

Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.78 percent.

“As inflation slows, mortgage rates decreased this week,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Still, the ongoing shortage of previously owned homes for sale has been a detriment to homebuyers looking to take advantage of declining rates. On the other hand, homebuilders have an edge in today’s market, and incoming data shows that homebuilder sentiment continues to rise.”

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.78 percent as of July 20, 2023, down from last week when it averaged 6.96 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.54 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.06 percent, down from last week when it averaged 6.30 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 4.75 percent.

The PMMS® is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20 percent down and have excellent credit.