30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surge on Jobs News, Then Settle; Current Rate is 4.03%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

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SEATTLE, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.03 percent, up five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current rate over the weekend.

"Last week, rates jumped after the jobs report exceeded expectations by a wide margin, lifting rates to three-month highs heading into the holiday weekend," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "On Monday we saw rates fall sharply and expect they will continue to drift slightly lower as the exuberance of the jobs report fades."

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 3.04 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.81 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 decrease by 4 percent from the week prior. Refinance volume for the week ending July 04, 2014 is predicted to increase by 17 percent while purchase volume is predicted to increase by 2 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/.

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
California Mortgage Rates 4.03% 3.97% +6
Colorado Mortgage Rates 4.06% 3.97% +9
Florida Mortgage Rates 4.01% 3.92% +9
Illinois Mortgage Rates 4.10% 4% +10
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 4.03% 3.99% +4
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 4.04% 4% +4
New York Mortgage Rates 4.04% 4.02% +2
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 4.06% 3.99% +7
Texas Mortgage Rates 4.02% 3.96% +6
Washington Mortgage Rates 4.03% 3.97% +6

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