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Mortgage Rates Inch Down For Third Consecutive Week

Rates Fall Further on Monday, According to Zillow® Mortgage Rate Monitor

Jul 7, 2009

SEATTLE, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased last week to 5.40 percent, down from 5.48 percent the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by leading real estate Web site Zillow.com®. Meanwhile, rates for 15-year fixed mortgages fell to 4.79 percent from 4.87 percent, and 5-1 adjustable rate mortgages also fell to 4.49 percent, down from 4.65 the week prior.

 

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                              Average Rate       Average Rate
    Mortgage Type         Week ending 7/5/09   Week ending 6/28/09   % Change
    30-year fixed               5.40%              5.48%              -1.5%
    15-year fixed               4.79%              4.87%              -1.6%
    5-1 ARM                     4.49%              4.65%              -3.4%

 

On Monday, rates for 30-year fixed purchase mortgages dropped further, with the average rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 5.31 percent. For current, up-to-the-minute rates, visit www.zillow.com/Mortgage_Rates/.

 

Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates varied by state. Florida mortgage rates, and Georgia mortgage rates decreased the most, from 5.44 percent to 5.33 percent in Florida and from 5.42 percent to 5.32 percent in Georgia. Illinois mortgage rates, Massachusetts mortgage rates, New York mortgage rates and Ohio mortgage rates were the highest, each at 5.48 percent. Georgia mortgage rates were the lowest, at 5.32 percent. California mortgage rates were the most requested among all states.

 

 

              Average 30-yr. Fixed Rate  Average 30-yr. Fixed Rate
    State      Week ending 7/5/09         Week ending 6/28/09      % Change
    Arizona           5.40%                       5.48%               -1.5%
    California        5.39%                       5.45%               -1.1%
    Colorado          5.39%                       5.45%               -1.1%
    Connecticut       5.39%                       5.47%               -1.5%
    Florida           5.33%                       5.44%               -2.0%
    Georgia           5.32%                       5.42%               -1.8%
    Illinois          5.48%                       5.57%               -1.6%
    Maryland          5.44%                       5.52%               -1.4%
    Massachusetts     5.48%                       5.57%               -1.6%
    Michigan          5.43%                       5.50%               -1.3%
    New Jersey        5.42%                       5.49%               -1.3%
    New York          5.48%                       5.54%               -1.1%
    North Carolina    5.43%                       5.50%               -1.3%
    Ohio              5.48%                       5.56%               -1.4%
    Oregon            5.43%                       5.50%               -1.3%
    Pennsylvania      5.42%                       5.47%               -0.9%
    Tennessee         5.39%                       5.45%               -1.1%
    Texas             5.37%                       5.45%               -1.5%
    Virginia          5.37%                       5.45%               -1.5%
    Washington        5.39%                       5.46%               -1.3%

 

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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