Mortgage Rates Start 2019 Lower

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Mortgage Rates Start 2019 LowerMortgage rates started 2019 by moving lower, continuing the downtrend of the past three months. Mortgage rates today on 30 year conforming loans are averaging 4.51 percent, down from 4.61 percent the last week of December 2018.

Today's mortgage rates on 15 year conforming loans are averaging 3.76 percent, down from an average 15 year rate of 3.78 percent. 5 year adjustable mortgage rates are down to 3.94 percent, a decline from the prior week's average rate of 3.97 percent.



Current mortgage rates on 30 year jumbo loans are averaging 4.42 percent, a slight decline from an average rate of 4.43 percent last week. 15 year jumbo mortgage rates bucked the downtrend and are currently averaging 4.16 percent, up from an average jumbo rate of 4.12 percent. 5 year jumbo adjustable mortgage rates are averaging 3.80 percent, down from last week's average of 3.85 percent.

Where mortgage rates are headed in 2019 is anyone's guess at this point. The government shutdown, already the longest ever, is causing the economy to slow. Long term bond yields are also falling which will drive mortgage rates lower from current levels.

If you're looking to buy a home or refinance a loan how is a good time historically speaking, though rates might go lower from current levels. To see where lender's rates are right now use our rate tables to search for and compare mortgage rates today.
 
Author: Brian McKay
January 2nd, 2019