Economic uncertainty continues to limit homebuyer demand
MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.49 percent.
“Mortgage rates continued to drop this week as optimism grows around the prospect that the Federal Reserve will slow its pace of rate hikes,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Even as rates decrease and house prices soften, economic uncertainty continues to limit homebuyer demand as we enter the last month of the year.”
30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.49 percent as of December 1, 2022, down from last week when it averaged 6.58 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.11 percent.
15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.76 percent, down from last week when it averaged 5.90 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 2.39 percent.
The PMMS® is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20 percent down and have excellent credit. For more information, view Freddie Mac’s Frequently Asked Questions.
U.S. Weekly Average Mortgage Rates As Of 12/1/2022
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