Freddie’s weekly primary market survey of mortgage rates is out:
…the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.42 percent with an average 0.4 point for the week ending May 31, 2007, up from last week when it averaged 6.37 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.67 percent. The 15-year FRM this week averaged 6.12 percent with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 6.06 percent. A year ago, the 15-year FRM averaged 6.26 percent. Five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) averaged 6.19 percent this week, with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 6.02 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 6.26 percent. One-year Treasury-indexed ARMs averaged 5.57 percent this week with an average 0.6 point, down from last week when it averaged 5.64 percent. At this time last year, the 1-year ARM averaged 5.68 percent.
Reuters reports that the current 30-year rate is the highest since September 2006.