Mortgage Rates Fall – Average 30 Year Mortgage Rates Today at 3.74 Percent
Mortgage rates are lower this week, continuing the downtrend for 2015. Average 30 year conforming mortgage rates today are at 3.74 percent, a decline from last week's average of 3.84 percent. Mortgage rates were predicted to move higher in 2015, following 10 year U.S. Treasury yields higher, but just the opposite has happened.
In early March, 10 year bond yields hit a high of 2.25 percent and were set to move even higher on strong economic growth. Since that time, 10 year yields have fallen 40 basis points, to Friday's close of 1.83 percent. The fall in yields accelerated on Friday when a disappointing jobs number for March was released.
Mortgage rates also declined since early March, but not as much as 10 year bond yields. At the beginning of March, average 30 year rates were at 3.94 percent, only 20 basis points higher than the current average rate. The down pressure on bond yields and rates will continue into April if any more weak economic news is released.
We could possibly see average 30 year mortgage rates fall below the all‑time record low of 3.35 percent set in May 2013. Right now on our rate table, you can find some lenders quoting 30 year refinance rates with points just below 3.50 percent.
Current mortgage rates on 15 year conforming loans are averaging 2.94 percent, a decline from the prior week's average rate of 3.06 percent. The last time average 15 year rates were below 3.00 percent was back in early February when rates fell to 2.98 percent.
If you're willing to pay points on a loan, you can find lenders quoting rates below the average rate. The best 15 year refinance rates available on the rate table are just below the average rate at 2.75 percent with 0.50 points. The best refi rate without points on the table is at 2.875 percent, slightly below the current average rate.
30 year jumbo mortgage rates today are averaging 3.93 percent, down from the previous week's average jumbo rate of 4.10 percent. The lowest 30 year jumbo refinancing rates right now are much lower at 3.625 percent with 1.25 mortgage points. The lowest 30 year jumbo rate without points is still below the average at 3.75 percent.
Today's mortgage rates on 15 year jumbo loans are averaging 3.52 percent, down sharply from last week's rate of 4.07 percent. The lowest 15 year jumbo refi rates on our rate table are also much lower at 2.75 percent with 1.125 points. The lowest rate without points is at 2.99 percent.
Average 5 year conforming adjustable rates are at 3.03 percent, down from last week's average rate of 3.14 percent. The lowest 5 year ARMS available on the rate table are at 2.375 percent with 1.5 points and at 2.625 percent with zero points.
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