Mortgage Rates Decrease to Lowest Level Since May of 2023

Written by Freddie Mac Posted On Thursday, 18 January 2024 10:26

Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.60 percent.

“Mortgage rates decreased this week, reaching their lowest level since May of 2023,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “This is an encouraging development for the housing market and in particular first-time homebuyers who are sensitive to changes in housing affordability. However, as purchase demand continues to thaw, it will put more pressure on already depleted inventory for sale.”

News Facts

  • The 30-year FRM averaged 6.60 percent as of January 18, 2024, down from last week when it averaged 6.66 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.15 percent.
  • The 15-year FRM averaged 5.76 percent, down from last week when it averaged 5.87 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.28 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 our Frequently Asked Questions.

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