Freddie says Mortgage Rates won’t go as High as Previously Thought

Rates rose for a second-straight week, mortgage provider freddie Mac reported Thursday. Rates rose for a second-straight week as the expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike became a reality, mortgage provider Freddie Mac reported Thursday. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.97% in the December 17 week,

Mortgage rates are falling fast, and 30-year rates in the 2s may soon be here. Freddie Mac, in its weekly survey, reported that the 30-year fixed rate hit 3.48%, the lowest level since May 2013.

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Reach Two-Year High. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac released Thursday, December 22, the latest results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) that revealed a continued upward movement in mortgage rates for the eighth consecutive week.

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The GSE recently downgraded its forecast for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, projecting it will average 4.3% in 2019 – below last year’s average of 4.5%. In addition, Freddie Mac economists predict only a small average rate increase in 2020, with 30-year fixed rates averaging 4.5% next year.

Freddie: Mortgage rates won’t go as high as we thought. "The combined positive impact of low mortgage rates, a strong labor market, low unemployment and modest wage growth supports our forecast for a steadily growing housing market in 2019," Freddie Mac says in its May 2019 Forecast report.

That’s where private mortgage insurance comes in. Lenders are willing to dole out low- or no-down payment loans, but they want assurances they won’t lose their shirt in the process. PMI solves this dilemma by protecting the originating bank or lender when a borrower with a very high loan-to-value mortgage defaults. By protects, I mean insures.

With the economy finally strong enough for the Fed to pursue its policy of steady interest-rate increases, Freddie Mac predicts that mortgage rates will keep heading upward

After dipping slightly each of the previous two weeks, mortgage rates went back on the rise this week, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) increasing to 4.62%, up from 4.54%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.91 percent.