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Thirty-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.75%, Lowest Since Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Launched in April 2008

National Rate Continues to Fall Monday, According to Zillow® Mortgage Rate Monitor

Nov 17, 2009

 

 

 

SEATTLE, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased nine basis points last week to 4.75 percent, down from 4.84 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 four basis points to 4.25 percent from 4.29 percent, and 5-1 adjustable rate mortgages fell three basis points to 3.68 percent, from 3.71 percent the week prior.

 

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The volume of mortgage requests last week rose 29.1 percent from the prior week. Of last week's requests, 47 percent were for refinance loans, 51 percent were for purchase loans and 2 percent were for home equity loans. The prior week, 41 percent of requests were for refinance loans, 56 percent were for purchase loans and 3 percent were for home equity loans.

 

    Mortgage               Average Rate          Average Rate      Change in
    Type              Week ending 11/15/09    Week ending 11/8/09 Basis Points
    -------------     -------------------- ---------------------- ------------
    30-year fixed             4.75%                  4.84%            -9
    -------------             ----                   ----             --
    15-year fixed             4.25%                  4.29%            -4
    -------------             ----                   ----             --
    5-1 ARM                   3.68%                  3.71%            -3
    -------                   ----                   ----             --


 

On Monday, rates for 30-year fixed purchase mortgages fell, with the average rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.64 percent. For current, up-to-the-minute rates, visit www.zillow.com/Mortgage_Rates/.

 

Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates varied by state. New York mortgage rates and New Jersey mortgage rates decreased the most, from 5.06 percent to 4.91 percent in New York and from 4.90 percent to 4.78 percent in New Jersey. New York mortgage rates (4.91%) and Illinois mortgage rates (4.88%) were the highest in the country, while Texas mortgage rates (4.69%), and Colorado mortgage rates (4.71%) were the lowest.

 

                                 Average 30-yr.    Average 30-yr.   Change
                                   Fixed Rate       Fixed Rate        in
                                  Week ending      Week ending       Basis
    State                          11/15/09         11/8/09          Points
    -----                         -----------      ------------    ---------
    Arizona                         4.85%              4.91%          -6
    -----------                     ----               ----           --
    California                      4.72%              4.81%          -9
    ----------                      ----               ----           --
    Colorado                        4.71%              4.82%         -11
    --------                        ----               ----          ---
    Connecticut                     4.81%              4.92%         -11
    -----------                     ----               ----          ---
    Florida                         4.75%              4.83%          -8
    -------                         ----               ----           --
    Georgia                         4.83%              4.91%          -8
    -------                         ----               ----           --
    Illinois                        4.88%              4.95%          -7
    --------                        ----               ----           --
    Maryland                        4.82%              4.90%          -8
    --------                        ----               ----           --
    Massachusetts                   4.78%              4.88%         -10
    -------------                   ----               ----          ---
    Michigan                        4.81%              4.86%          -5
    --------                        ----               ----           --
    Minnesota                       4.76%              4.87%         -11
    ---------                       ----               ----          ---
    New Jersey                      4.78%              4.90%         -12
    ----------                      ----               ----          ---
    New York                        4.91%              5.06%         -15
    --------                        ----               ----          ---
    North Carolina                  4.81%              4.87%          -6
    --------------                  ----               ----           --
    Oregon                          4.74%              4.82%          -8
    ------                          ----               ----           --
    Pennsylvania                    4.81%              4.90%          -9
    ------------                    ----               ----           --
    Tennessee                       4.83%              4.79%         -12
    ---------                       ----               ----          ---
    Texas                           4.69%              4.79%         -10
    -----                           ----               ----          ---
    Virginia                        4.76%              4.82%          -6
    --------                        ----               ----           --
    Washington                      4.73%              4.82%          -9
    ----------                      ----               ----           --


 

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.

 

About Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

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