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Thirty-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue to Decline; Most State Rates Now Below 5.00%

National Rate Rises Monday, According to Zillow® Mortgage Rate Monitor

Oct 27, 2009

 

 

 

SEATTLE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased ten basis points last week to 4.87 percent, down from 4.97 percent the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by leading real estate Web site Zillow.com®. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages fell six basis point to 4.32 percent from 4.38 percent, and 5-1 adjustable rate mortgages fell seven basis points to 3.80 percent, from 3.87 percent the week prior.

 

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The volume of mortgage requests last week fell 9.6 percent from the prior week. Of last week's requests, 45 percent were for refinance loans, 53 percent were for purchase loans and 2 percent were for home equity loans. The prior week, 47 percent of requests were for refinance loans, 51 percent were for purchase loans and 2 percent were for home equity loans.

 

                       Average Rate           Average Rate        Change in
    Mortgage Type   Week ending 10/25/09   Week ending 10/18/09  Basis Points
    -------------   --------------------   --------------------  ------------
    30-year fixed                  4.87%                  4.97%           -10
    -------------                  ----                   ----            ---
    15-year fixed                  4.32%                  4.38%            -6
    -------------                  ----                   ----             --
    5-1 ARM                        3.80%                  3.87%            -7
    -------                        ----                   ----             --



 

On Monday, rates for 30-year fixed purchase mortgages rose, with the average rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.92 percent. For current, up-to-the-minute rates, visit www.zillow.com/Mortgage_Rates/.

 

Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates varied by state. Missouri mortgage rates, and Illinois mortgage rates decreased the most, from 5.17 percent to 4.93 percent in Missouri and from 5.13 percent to 4.91 percent in Illinois. New York mortgage rates (5.03%) and Connecticut mortgage rates (4.96%) were the highest in the country, while Oregon mortgage rates (4.83%), Washington mortgage rates (4.84%), California mortgage rates (4.84%) and Texas mortgage rates (4.84%) were the lowest.

 

                      Average 30-yr.       Average 30-yr.
                       Fixed Rate           Fixed Rate
                      Week ending          Week ending       Change in
       State           10/25/09             10/18/09        Basis Points
       -----          --------------       -------------    ------------
    Arizona                    4.93%               5.06%             -13
    -------                    ----                ----              ---
    California                 4.84%               4.91%              -7
    ----------                 ----                ----               --
    Colorado                   4.85%               4.94%              -9
    --------                   ----                ----               --
    Connecticut                4.96%               5.05%              -9
    -----------                ----                ----               --
    Florida                    4.86%               4.98%             -12
    -------                    ----                ----              ---
    Georgia                    4.93%               4.98%              -5
    -------                    ----                ----               --
    Illinois                   4.91%               5.13%             -22
    --------                   ----                ----              ---
    Maryland                   4.92%               5.02%             -10
    --------                   ----                ----              ---
    Massachusetts              4.87%               5.01%             -14
    -------------              ----                ----              ---
    Michigan                   4.86%               5.01%             -15
    --------                   ----                ----              ---
    Missouri                   4.93%               5.17%             -24
    --------                   ----                ----              ---
    New Jersey                 4.95%               5.01%              -6
    ----------                 ----                ----               --
    New York                   5.03%               5.15%             -12
    --------                   ----                ----              ---
    North Carolina             4.93%               5.00%              -7
    --------------             ----                ----               --
    Oregon                     4.83%               4.95%             -12
    ------                     ----                ----              ---
    Pennsylvania               4.93%               5.06%             -13
    ------------               ----                ----              ---
    Tennessee                  4.94%               5.04%             -10
    ---------                  ----                ----              ---
    Texas                      4.84%               4.92%              -8
    -----                      ----                ----               --
    Virginia                   4.87%               4.92%              -5
    --------                   ----                ----               --
    Washington                 4.84%               4.94%             -10
    ----------                 ----                ----              ---



 

The Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor is compiled each week using thousands of mortgage rates for conforming loans quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace by mortgage lenders to borrowers who have submitted loan requests. State-level data is gathered for the top 20 states with the highest quote volume on Zillow. Learn more about our rates.

 

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