FHFA: Mortgage Interest Fell In June

Posted by Patrick Barnard on July 31, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Residential Mortgage

Mortgage interest rates fell about five basis points on average in June compared to May, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) Monthly Interest Rate Survey.

The average rate in June for all home loan and lender types was 4.08%, down from 4.13% in May.

The interest rate data is based on closings.

Interest rates are typically locked in 30-45 days before a loan is closed. As a result, the index reflects market rates from about a month earlier.

The average effective interest rate – which accounts for the addition of initial fees and charges over the life of the mortgage – was 4.24%, down four basis points from 4.28% in May.

Looking at only conventional, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages of $417,000 or less, the average rate for June was 4.34%, a decrease of three basis points compared to May.

The average loan amount for all loans was $292,200, up $9,600 from $282,600 in May.

A year ago in June interest rates were averaging around 3.6%.

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