- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages is currently 3.83 percent, up 16 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose throughout the week, reaching 3.87 percent on Tuesday before falling to the current rate on Wednesday.
- The rate for a 15-year fixed home loan is currently 3.07 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 3.09 percent.
“Mortgage rates moved decisively higher last week, reaching their highest levels in two months, on speculation that the European Central Bank is looking to end its bond-buying program which has helped hold down long-term interest rates around the world,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “Despite a holiday-shortened week, important economic news later in the week – notably today’s publication of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s June meeting and Friday’s monthly jobs report – could move rates.”
Wednesday, July 5
- Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year-over-year by 6.6 percent in May 2017 compared with May 2016 and increased month-over-month by 1.2 percent in May 2017 compared with April 2017.
- The CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that home prices will increase by 5.3 percent on a year-over-year basis from May 2017 to May 2018, and on a month-over-month basis home prices are expected to increase by 0.9 percent from May 2017 to June 2017.
- Overall single-family rent inflation was 3.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in May 2017 compared with May 2016.
- Nationally, the year over year home price changed by 6.6 percent. Most states experienced increases, except Alaska, West Virginia and Wyoming. The states with the highest increases were Utah (10.4 percent) and Washington (12.6 percent), both experiencing double digit increases.
“For current homeowners, the strong run-up in prices has boosted home equity and, in some cases, spending,” said Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Core Logic. “For renters and potential first-time homebuyers, it is not such a pretty picture. With price appreciation and rental inflation outstripping income growth, affordability is destined to become a bigger issue in most markets.”