Mortgage interest rates rose for the second week in a row to their highest level in four months, now hitting pre-Brexit levels.
“This is the first week in over 4 months that rates have risen above 3.5%,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. “This month, mortgage rates seem to be catching up to Treasury yields and returning to pre-Brexit levels.”
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(Source: Freddie Mac)
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage shot up to 3.52% for the week ending Oct. 20, 2016. This is up from last week’s 3.47% but down from last year’s 3.79%.
The 15-year FRM increased to 2.79%, up from 2.76% last week but still down from last year’s 2.98%.
The five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage increased to 2.85%. This is up from last week’s 2.82% but down from last year’s 2.89%.
“The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moved a solid five basis points to 3.52% while the 10-year Treasury yield remained relatively flat,” Becketti said.