Mortgage rates fell in New York City this week. Meanwhile, megastars Sarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis each sold a Big Apple abode, New York Curbed reported.
"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick just sold a Village town house at 20 E. 10th St. for $25 million. The stars bought the five-story house in 2011 for $18.99 million, renovated it and put it back on the market, where it sat for 2 1/2 years. The home features six bedrooms, eight fireplaces, a landscaped garden and a full-floor family room with office, Curbed noted.
"Die Hard" star Bruce Willis sold his three-bedroom apartment at 300 Central Park West for $13 million and bought a new place at 271 Central Park West. Before selling the apartment, Bruce reportedly added a steam shower, herringbone floors and grey walnut paneling.
The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the New York metro area dropped to 3.91 percent from 4 percent, according to the Bankrate.com national survey of large lenders. The mortgages in this week's survey had an average of 0.05 discount and origination points. Nationally, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.8 percent.
The benchmark 30-year jumbo mortgage, for loans of $625,500 and up, dipped to 4.08 percent from 4.13 percent. The benchmark 15-year fixed-rate mortgage sunk to 3.04 percent from 3.18 percent. The benchmark 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage inched down to 3.1 percent from 3.11 percent.
Weekly mortgage survey
|Results from Bankrate's March 25 survey of mortgage lenders. Monthly payments are for a $165,000 loan. The jumbo rate is for the minimum jumbo loan amount of $625,500 in New York Metro.|
|30-year fixed||15-year fixed||5-year ARM||30-year jumbo|
|This week's rate:||3.91%||3.04%||3.1%||4.08%|
|Change from last week:||-0.09||-0.14||-0.01||-0.05|
|Change from last week:||-$8.49||-$11.10||-$0.90||-$18.09|