Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Hold Steady.
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, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fixed mortgage rates showed
little movement this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage
inching down to 3.75 percent this week, according to Bankrate.com’s
weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an
average of 0.34 discount and origination points.
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The average 15-year fixed mortgage rate remained unchanged at 2.97
percent, while the larger jumbo 30-year fixed mortgage, slipped to 4.10
mortgages were mixed, with the 3-year ARM
dipping to 3.95 percent and the 5-year ARM holding firm at 2.71
The last time mortgage rates were above 5 percent was Apr. 2011. At
the time, the average 30-year fixed rate was 5.07 percent, meaning a
$200,000 loan would have carried a monthly payment of $1,082.22. With
the average rate currently at 3.78 percent, the monthly payment for the
same size loan would be $929.64, a difference of $153 per month for
anyone refinancing now.
30-year fixed: 3.75% — down from 3.78% last week (avg. points:
15-year fixed: 2.97% — unchanged from 2.97% last week (avg. points:
5/1 ARM: 2.71% — unchanged from 2.71% last week (avg. points:
Bankrate’s national weekly mortgage survey is conducted each
Wednesday from data provided by the top 10 banks and thrifts in the top
For a full analysis of this week’s move in mortgage rates, go
The survey is complemented by Bankrate’s weekly Rate Trend
Index, in which a panel of mortgage experts predicts which way the rates
are headed over the next seven days. Only 8 percent of the panelists
expect an increase in mortgage rates over the next week. Forty-two
percent forecast a decrease and the remaining 50 percent predict
mortgage rates to remain more or less unchanged over the next seven
For the full mortgage Rate Trend Index, go to
To download the Bankrate Mortgage Calculator & Mortgage Rates
iPhone App 2.0, go to
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