Mortgage Rates Archive

Fed’s Change Means Higher, More Volatile Rates

Major changes are coming to housing finance. The Federal Reserve is about to unwind a program that has held mortgage rates low for several years. How will this change impact housing? Lenders weighed-in in NAR’s most recent Survey of...

June 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.14 percent this June, up compared to 3.84 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year...

May 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.01 percent this May, up compared to 3.83 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year...

April 2017 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.11 percent this April, up compared to 3.89 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year...

REALTORS® Reported Strong Buyer Traffic in Many States in April 2017

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “How do you rate the past month’s buyer/seller traffic in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” The REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index...