Mortgage Rates Get Higher But Loans Still in High Demand As Fed Lowers Interest Rates

To stimulate the slow market growth, the Fed decreases interest rates in hope new buyers will acquire more houses and current homeowners will enjoy. However, mortgage rates soared this week. 30 year fixed rate mortgage increased from last week average 3.56 percent to 3.73 percent. What caused that increase? Simple, market forces. After Fed lowered interest rates, borrowers took loans thus mortgage rates for houses could increase.

Chief Economist in Freddie Mac says that the housing market is finally improving due to the strong labor market and low mortgage rates.

There is a high probability in decreasing mortgage rates by lenders to stimulate the housing market which eventually will impact the overall economy positively.

According to SM Corridor News, a year ago in September, 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage was 3.92 percent. Now it is 3.49 percent but last week was 3.36 percent.

15-year ¬†fixed-rate mortgage was on average 4.11 percent. This week it averages 3.21 percent which is higher than last week’s 3.09 percent.

Alex Krakowsky

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