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Mortgage Interest Rates Climb in June

In Buying a Home, Home Values, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent on August 21, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages increased from May to June, according to several indices of new mortgage contracts.

The National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders index was 3.85 percent for loans closed in late June, up 10 basis points from 3.75 percent in May.

The average interest rate on all mortgage loans was 3.85 percent, up 10 basis points from 3.75 in May.

The average interest rate on conventional, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages of $417,000 or less was 4.04 percent, an increase of 14 basis points from 3.90 in May.

The effective interest rate on all mortgage loans was 3.99 percent in June, up 9 basis points from 3.90 percent in May. The effective interest rate accounts for the addition of initial fees and charges over the life of the mortgage.

The average loan amount for all loans was $325,600 in May, up $14,700 from $310,900 in May.

To find the complete contract rate series, click here.

Do you have any real estate questions?  Contact Connie Vallone at 713-249-4177 or connie@knowsrealestate.com  .

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2015. All rights reserved.

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