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Mortgage Rates Hit Another Low for 2017
 

Mortgage Rates Hit Another Low for 2017

Mortgage rates continued the relentless decline this week, hitting yet another new low for 2017. Back in January of this year, forecasts for average 30 year mortgage rates by this time were in the range of 4.75 percent. Average 30 year mortgage rates closed yesterday at 3.67 percent, more than 100 basis points lower than the forecast. 30 year rates are now only about 30 basis points above the all-time record low set in 2012.

15 year mortgage rates also fell this week, hitting a new low for 2017 and falling below 3.00 percent for the first time this year. Average 15 year mortgage rates are at 2.94 percent, down from last week's average rate of 3.01 percent. 15 year mortgage rates were forecast to be around 3.75 percent by the third quarter of 2017.

5 year adjustable mortgage rates were slightly higher this week, averaging 3.15 percent, up from last week's average rate of 3.14 percent. In the chart below, you can see the steady decline for mortgage rates this year.

30 year jumbo mortgage rates  declined this week to 4.20 percent, down from last week's average 30 year jumbo rate of 4.26 percent. Average 15 year jumbo rates fell to 3.83 percent, down from the prior week's average 15 year rate of 3.87 percent. 5 year jumbo adjustable rates are currently at 3.62 percent, up from last week's average of 3.60 percent.


Author: Brian McKay
September 21st, 2017