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The Week Ahead: Will Mortgage Rates Remain This Low?

Freddie Mac on Thursday will release its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey [1]. 

The PMMS is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20% down and have excellent credit.  

Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following link for the Definitions [2]. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey. 

Last week, the GSE reported that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 2.93 percent, remaining relatively flat compared with previous weeks. 

“Mortgage rates have remained effectively flat or at near record lows for the last month,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “However, there are some interesting compositional shifts as the 10-year Treasury rate has increased modestly over the past month while mortgage spreads have declined. Spreads may decline even further but the rise in Treasury rates will make it difficult for mortgage rates to fall much more over the next few weeks.” 

It also reported the following highlights: 

Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead: