All October 5, 2023

No Relief From Mortgage Interest Rate Rise

 Freddie Mac today (10-05-2023) released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 7.49 percent.

“Mortgage rates maintained their upward trajectory as the 10-year Treasury yield, a key benchmark, climbed,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Several factors, including shifts in inflation, the job market and uncertainty around the Federal Reserve’s next move, are contributing to the highest mortgage rates in a generation. Unsurprisingly, this is pulling back homebuyer demand.”

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 7.49 percent as of October 5, 2023, up from last week when it averaged 7.31 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.66 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.78 percent, up from last week when it averaged 6.72 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.90 percent.

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