Mortgage Rates Archive

March 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.42 percent this March, up 8.2 percent compared to 4.28 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

February 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates fell to 4.42 percent this February, down 0.2 percent compared to 4.43 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

January 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates dipped to 4.27 percent this January, down 2.5 percent compared to 4.38 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from...

December 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is practically flat from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.22 percent this December, up 1.7 percent compared to 4.15 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined...

What Would an Increase in Mortgage Rates Mean for Homebuyers?

Experts forecast that the U.S. economy is in for yet another solid year of strength, albeit not at the same level as in 2017. NAR expects that the mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage will rise to 4.4...