Baltimore mortgage rates move lower for second consecutive week

Baltimore Mortgage Ratesby Chris Montcalmo

Freddie Mac on Thursday released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing average fixed mortgage rates declining for the second consecutive week – both in Baltimore and nationwide.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.54 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending June 16, 2016, down from last week when it averaged 3.60 percent. One year ago at this time, the 30-year mortgage averaged 4.00 percent.

The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage this week averaged 2.81 percent with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.87 percent. One year ago at this time, the 15-year mortgage averaged 3.23 percent.

The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.74 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.82 percent. One year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.00.

“The 10-year Treasury yield continued its free fall this week as global risks and expectations for the Fed‘s June meeting drove investors to the safety of government bonds,” said Freddie Mac chief economist Sean Becketti. “The 30-year mortgage rate responded by falling 6 basis points for the second straight week to 3.54 percent — yet another low for 2016. Wednesday’s Fed decision to once again stand pat on rates, as well as growing anticipation of the U.K.’s upcoming European Union referendum will make it difficult for Treasury yields and — more importantly — mortgage rates to substantially rise in the upcoming weeks.”

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