Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates inch higher on positive jobs report

A recently issued mortgage rate forecast for 2019 and 2020 suggests that average rates could hover below 5% for the foreseeable future. That forecast was issued by the economic research team at Freddie Mac, the same organization that publishes a widely cited mortgage industry survey.

The latest reversal saw mortgage rates fall to the lowest level since the end of January last year. The figures were released by Freddie Mac. Following the. buyers will need to have a positive.

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MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Mar 12, 2015) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS ), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving higher amid a strong jobs report and bringing mortgage rates back to where they were at the start of 2015.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has averaged below 4 percent since the week ending November 13, 2014.

Housing Market Expected to Realize the Positive Impacts of Low Mortgage Rates in 2019. Share. Download.. The employment situation report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for May showed that the unemployment rate remained at 3.6%, unchanged from last month.. Freddie Mac’s.

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According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average mortgage rate in the U.S. continued to inch higher at the end of 2017. Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist of Freddie Mac said, "As we expected, mortgage rates felt the effect of last week’s surge in long-term interest rates in the final, shortened week of 2017.

Positive data about the U.S. economy are also boosting shares. Payroll processor ADP reported that U.S. businesses added.

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The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate inched higher due to a better than expected November employment report, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the most.