Mortgage Rates in U.S. Tick Down in Mid-March

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Based on Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.74 percent as of March 14, 2024.

Sam Khater

“The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased again this week, with declines totaling almost a quarter of a percent in two weeks’ time,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “Despite the recent dip, mortgage rates remain high as the market contends with the pressure of sticky inflation. In this environment, there is a good possibility that rates will stay higher for a longer period of time.”

Freddie Mac News Facts

  • The 30-year FRM averaged 6.74 percent as of March 14, 2024, down from last week when it averaged 6.88 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.60 percent.
  • The 15-year FRM averaged 6.16 percent, down from last week when it averaged 6.22 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.90 percent.


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