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Weekly Mortgage Rates: Jumbo Mortgage Rates

weekly-mortgage-rates-updated-may-13-2009Longer term mortgage rates rose this past week in response to economic news that is pointing to a bottoming of the punishing recession we are in. While some shorter term mortgage products declined this past week.

Even with the longer term rates rising, mortgage rates are still near historic lows. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate conforming mortgage is 4.96 percent, up from last week's rate of 4.94 percent. 30-year jumbo fixed rate mortgages are still a lot higher than a 30-year fixed rate mortgages, this week's average for 30-year fixed rate jumbo mortgage is 6.17 percent, up from last week's average of 6.15 percent.

Rates on 15-year fixed rate mortgages declined this past week. The average rate on a 15-year fixed rate conforming mortgage is 4.62 percent, down from last week's average rate of 4.65 percent. 15-year jumbo fixed rate mortgages averaged 6.03 percent, down from 6.08 percent. 5-year adjustable rate mortgages were down considerably to 4.52 percent from 4.60 percent. 5-year jumbo adjustable rate mortgages were down even more at 5.44 percent from 5.53 percent. 1-year adjustable rate mortgages are down to 4.87 percent from 4.91 percent. 1-year jumbo adjustable rate mortgages had the most dramatic decline of .16 percent. 1-year jumbo ARMs are averaging 5.70 percent, down from 5.86 percent.

Average rate source: Informa Research Services
Author: Brian McKay
May 13th, 2009