- 4.18% (30-year fixed)
- 0.34 (average points)
Mortgage rates fell this week, reaching new record lows as investors seemed to ignore the latest signs of economic recovery.
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell 3 basis points to 4.18 percent. A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percentage point.
The 15-year fixed-rate fell 4 basis points to 3.4 percent. The average rate for 30-year jumbo mortgages, or generally for those of more than $417,000, fell 2 basis points to 4.62 percent.
The 5/1 ARM fell 1 basis point to 3.19 percent. With a 5/1 ARM, the rate is fixed for five years and adjusted annually thereafter.
The volume of mortgage applications decreased 3.7 percent last week compared to one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.