FHFA Index Shows Mortgage Rates Increased in June

​Washington, D.C. – Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages increased from May to June, according to several indices of new mortgage contracts.

The National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders Index was 4.59 percent for loans closed in late June, up 2 basis points from 4.57 percent in May.

The average interest rate on all mortgage loans was 4.59 percent, up 4 basis points from 4.55 in May.

The average interest rate on conventional, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages of $453,100 or less was 4.76 percent, up 5 basis points from 4.71 in May.

The effective interest rate on all mortgage loans was 4.69 percent in June, up 3 basis points from 4.66 in May. The effective interest rate accounts for the addition of initial fees and charges over the life of the mortgage.

The average loan amount for all loans was $333,900 in June, up $11,800 from $322,100  in May. FHFA will release July index values Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

For more information, call David Roderer at (202) 649-3206. To hear recorded index information, call (202)649-3993. To find the complete contract rate series, go to https://www.fhfa.gov/DataTools/Downloads/Pages/Monthly-Interest-Rate-Data.aspx.

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7/26/2018