30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall Below 4% for First Time Since June; Current Rate is 3.98%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

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SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 3.98 percent, the lowest rate since mid-June, down eighteen basis points from 4.16 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rates steadily declined early last week, leveling off near 4.04 percent on Friday before dropping to the current rate this morning.

"Last week, rates dipped after the debt-ceiling deal was reached, then slumped further after this morning's disappointing jobs report," said Erin Lantz, director of mortgages at Zillow. "This week, we expect rates to stabilize at this lower level as markets react to news that the Federal Reserve will maintain their stimulus program into 2014."

Zillow's real-time mortgage rates are based on thousands of custom mortgage quotes submitted daily to anonymous borrowers on the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace site, and reflect the most recent changes in the market. These are not marketing rates, or a weekly survey.

The rate for a 15-year fixed home loan is currently 3.02 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.75 percent.

Below are current rates for 30-year fixed mortgages by state. Additional states' rates are available at: http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates.

State Current 30-Year
Fixed Rate (10/22/13)
Last week's 30-Year
Fixed Rate (10/15/13)
Change in
Basis Points
California Mortgage Rates 4% 4.18% -18
Colorado Mortgage Rates 4.03% 4.14% -11
Florida Mortgage Rates 3.98% 4.15% -17
Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.99% 4.13% -14
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.99% 4.19% -20
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.94% 4.12% -18
New York Mortgage Rates 4% 4.18% -18
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.94% 4.14% -20
Texas Mortgage Rates 3.98% 4.15% -17
Washington Mortgage Rates 4.05% 4.19% -14

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