30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates, Application Activity Stable; Current Rate is 4.06%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

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SEATTLE, June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.06 percent, up two basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate peaked at 4.15 percent on Wednesday before dropping to 4.08 percent on Thursday, where rates hovered for the remainder of the week.

"Limited new domestic economic data and ongoing international uncertainty helped keep mortgage rates steady last week," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "Looking ahead, we expect rates to remain steady this week, unless the Federal Open Market Committee announces significant policy changes that would affect the pace of stimulus wind down."

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 3.08 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.83 percent.

Mortgage Application Activity

Zillow predicts tomorrow's seasonally adjusted Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Index will show activity for both refinance and purchase loans to fall by 1 percent from the week prior. Refinance volume for the week ending June 13, 2014 is predicted to fall by 2 percent while purchase volume is predicted to fall by 3 percent. Zillow combines loan requests made on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace last week with the previous week's Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Weekly Application Index to predict the MBA's Weekly Application Index, which will be released tomorrow. For more information about this prediction, visit http://www.zillow.com/research/mortgage-app-index-now-cast-7013/

"Beginning this week, we are excited to give you an earlier look into mortgage application activity with Zillow's forecast of the Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Index, which combines Zillow loan request data with historical mortgage application information," Lantz said. "The combination of this new data and real-time mortgage rates will help to more effectively frame the market, which will ultimately help consumers make better mortgage decisions."

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
Fixed Rate
Last Week's
Fixed Rate
Change in
Basis Points
California Mortgage Rates 4.08% 4.08% 0
Colorado Mortgage Rates 4.12% 4.10% +2
Florida Mortgage Rates 4.06% 4.02% +4
Illinois Mortgage Rates 4.05% 4.04% +1
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 4.05% 4.01% +4
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 4.08% 4.01% +7
New York Mortgage Rates 4.07% 4.03% +4
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 4.03% 4.03% 0
Texas Mortgage Rates 4.04% 4.01% +3
Washington Mortgage Rates 4.07% 4.05% +2

About Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, operated by Zillow, Inc., is a free, open, and transparent lending marketplace, where borrowers connect with lenders to find loans and get the best mortgage rates. Borrowers anonymously submit loan requests and receive an unlimited number of custom mortgage quotes with real rates directly from thousands of competing lenders. Zillow Mortgage Marketplace also provides mortgage calculators, mortgage advice, mortgage widgets, and lender directories.

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