Mortgage Rates Down Slightly: 30 Year Mortgage Rates at 5.01% & 15 Year Mortgage Rates at 4.33%

mortgage-rates-down-slightly-30-year-mortgage-rates-at-501-15-year-mortgage-rates-at-433Mortgage Rates were down slightly in the latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey released this morning by the Mortgage Bankers Association. 30 year mortgage rates, 15 year mortgage rates and 1 year adjustable mortgage rates were all down in the latest mortgage survey.

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The average contract mortgage rate for 30 year mortgages decreased to 5.01 percent for the week ending January, 29, 2010, with mortgage discount points increasing to 1.04 points from 1.00 point.

The average 15 year contract mortgage rate is down to 4.33 percent this week, with an average 1.17 mortgage points, up from the prior week's average mortgage rate of 4.34 percent.

The average contract interest rate for 1 year adjustable mortgages decreased to 6.70 percent with an average mortgage points at .034 points, down from the previous week's average home loan rate of 6.84 percent.

Lower mortgage rates drove mortgage applications higher for the week ending January 29 2010. The Refinance Index, which measures mortgage refinancing, increased 26.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Purchase Index, which measures mortgage application loan volume for home purchases, increased 10.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis.

For a more extensive report on today’s mortgage interest rates, released its Weekly Mortgage Report on Monday, which follows:

Mortgage Rates

The average conforming 30 year mortgage rate is at 5.05 percent this week, up slightly from the prior week’s average home loan interest rate of 5.04 percent.

Conforming 15 year mortgage rates are at 4.40 percent this week, unchanged from last week’s average home loan interest rate.

Jumbo Mortgage Rates

30-year jumbo mortgage rates are averaging 5.74% this week, down from the prior week’s average home loan rate of 5.86%.

15 year jumbo mortgage loans are averaging 5.21% this week, down from the prior week’s average mortgage loan rate of 5.24%.

Adjustable Mortgage Rates

Conforming 1 year adjustable mortgage home loan rates are averaging 4.23% this week, down from the prior week when one year home loans were averaging 4.32%.

Conforming 3 year adjustable mortgage rates are averaging 4.42%, down from last week’s average home loan rate of 4.52%.

Conforming 5 year adjustable mortgage loan rates are averaging 4.14% this week, down from the previous week’s average mortgage rate of 4.20%.

Conforming 7 year adjustable home loan rates are averaging 4.59%, down from last week’s average home loan rate of 4.61%.

Conforming 10-year mortgage rates are at 4.99%, a decrease from the previous week’s average mortgage rate of 5.11%.

Jumbo Adjustable Mortgage Rates

Jumbo 1 year jumbo adjustable mortgage rates are averaging 5.30% this week, down slightly from the prior week’s average home mortgage loan rate.5.31%.

Jumbo 3-year jumbo ARMs are averaging 5.25% this week, down from last week’s average adjustable interest home loan rate of 5.32%.

The average 5 year jumbo ARM is at 4.91% this week, down from the prior week’s average home interest mortgage rate 0f 4.99%.

7 year jumbo ARMs are averaging 5.44% this week, up from last week’s average loan mortgage rate of 5.37%.

The average 10 year jumbo is at 5.92%, down from the prior week’s average 10 year mortgage loan rate of 5.88%.

Conforming Interest Only Mortgage Rates

3 year interest only mortgage rates are averaging 4.59% this week, down from last week’s average interest rate of 4.65%.

5 year interest only loans are averaging 4.31% this week, unchanged from last week’s average five year interest only mortgage rate.

7 year IO home loan rates are averaging 4.75% this week, down from last week’s average interest rate of 4.81%.

Jumbo Interest Only Mortgage Rates

3 year jumbo interest only mortgages are averaging 5.58% this week, up from last week’s jumbo interest mortgage rate of 5.52%.

5 year jumbo IO loan rates are averaging 4.91%, down from the prior week’s average IO mortgage rate of 5.39%.

The average jumbo 7 year IO loan mortgage rate is at 5.85%, up from last week’s average jumbo rate of 5.76%.

Home Equity Loans Rates

The average home equity loan rate was up considerably this week over last. 10 year home equity loan rates decreased to 7.416% this week, down from last week’s average equity home loan rate of 7.418%. 15 year home equity rates were unchanged this week at 7.517%.

Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Rates

Average home equity line of credit rates were down slightly this week over last. The average HELOC rate is at 4.905% this week, down slightly from last week’s average HELOC rate of 4.906%.


Author: Brian McKay
February 3rd, 2010

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