Home Loan Applications Rising

Rates stayed at their lowest level in 12 months in the past week.

For the week ending February 28, Freddie Mac announced that 30-year fixed rates remained at 4.35%. The average for 15-year loans fell slightly to 3.77% and the average for five-year adjustables remained at 3.84%. A year ago, 30-year fixed rates averaged 4.43%, higher than today. “Rates on home loans remained mostly unchanged this week, while applications for new loans rose 5.3 percent from the previous week. The general decline in rates we have seen recently, combined with rebounding pending home sales, hint at a strong spring homebuying season,” said Sam Khater, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac.

Note: Rates indicated do not include fees and points and are provided for evidence of trends only. They should not be used for comparison purposes.

Current Indices for Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Updated March 1, 2019

 Daily ValueMonthly Value
 Feb 28January
6-month Treasury Security2.50%2.51%
1-year Treasury Security2.54%2.58%
3-year Treasury Security2.50%2.52%
5-year Treasury Security2.52%2.54%
10-year Treasury Security2.73%2.71%
12-month LIBOR 3.017% (Jan)
12-month MTA 2.397% (Jan)
11th District Cost of Funds 1.056% (Dec)
Prime Rate 5.50% (Dec)