Skip to main content

J.D. Power and Associates reports: Achieving higher-than-average customer satisfaction can lead to two to five percent increase in deposit growth for banks

National Mortgage Professional
Mar 26, 2009

Freddie Mac PMMS: Another record low set for long-term mortage rates this weekMortgagePress.comFreddie Mac, Primary Mortgage Market Survey, fixed-rate mortgage, Federal Reserve, Frank Noth Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.85 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending March 26, 2009, down from last week when it averaged 4.98 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 5.85 percent. The 30-year FRM has not been lower in the life of Freddie Mac's weekly survey, which dates back to 1971 for the 30-year FRM. The 15-year FRM this week averaged 4.58 percent with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.61 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.34 percent. The 15-year FRM has never been lower in the life of Freddie Macs weekly survey, which dates back to 1991 for the 15-year FRM. Five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) averaged 4.96 percent this week, with an average 0.7 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.98 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 5.67 percent. The 5-year ARM has never been lower in the life of Freddie Macs weekly survey, which dates back to 2005 for the 5-year ARM. One-year Treasury-indexed ARMs averaged 4.85 percent this week with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 4.91 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 5.24 percent. Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total cost of obtaining the mortgage. "The Federal Reserve's announcement that it intends to purchase Treasury securities over the next six months caused bond yields to drop and mortgage rates followed," said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac vice president and chief economist. "Rates for 30-Yr FRMs peaked last year at 6.63 percent on July 24th. With this week's 30-Yr FRM, the interest rate difference is almost 2 percentage points, which amounts to a savings of about $225 in monthly mortgage payments for a $200,000 loan. "And potential homebuyers are taking notice of these historically low mortgage rates. Both new and existing home sales rose five percent in February. First-time homebuyers accounted for half of all existing home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. In addition, mortgage applications for home purchases consecutively rose over the first three weeks in March, based on figures published by the Mortgage Bankers Association." For more information, visit
Mar 26, 2009
Williston Financial Group, Doma Strike Deal

WFG is set to acquire Doma’s title operations, including operation centers in the Northern and Central California.

May 24, 2023
Mat Ishbia Takes A Charge At NBA Playoff Game

UWM CEO and majority owner of the Phoenix Suns involved in scuffle with Denver center Nikola Jokic

May 08, 2023
The Pitfalls Of Cash-Out Refinancing In A Rising Interest Rate Environment

Second-lien home equity loans are a far better way to take out cash

May 02, 2023
NEW YORK: How To Conquer - Not Fear - The Empire State

Roadblocks are many but payoff is worth it

May 01, 2023
RCN Capital Opens LA Office

Expansion marks lender's continued success.

Apr 26, 2023
Trigger Lead Legislation Renews Debate Over Consumer Choice

Borrowers can protect themselves from unsolicited lenders, but they could be doing themselves a disfavor

Apr 20, 2023