30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Remains Firmly Below 4%; Current Rate is 3.75%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.75 percent, down one basis point from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage hovered around 3.80 percent last week, peaking at 3.88 percent on Monday before returning to the current rate.

"Rates did not increase as expected last week considering the positive economic data releases and Friday's impressive employment report," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "With little incoming data or policy announcements scheduled for release this week, we expect rates to remain stable while markets look ahead toward next week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting."

Zillow's real-time mortgage rates are based on thousands of custom mortgage quotes submitted daily to anonymous borrowers on the Zillow Mortgages 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 3.0 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.84 percent.

Purchase Mortgage Application Activity

Zillow predicts tomorrow's seasonally adjusted Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Index will show purchase loan activity decreased by 20 percent from the week prior. Zillow combines loan requests made on Zillow Mortgages last week with the previous week's Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Weekly Application Index to predict the MBA's Weekly Application Index for purchase loans, which will be released tomorrow. For more information about this prediction, visit http://www.zillow.com/research/mortgage-app-index-part-one-7016/.

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 3.78% 3.76% +2
Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.75% 3.75% 0
Florida Mortgage Rates 3.73% 3.75% -2
Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.74% 3.73% +1
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.74% 3.75% -1
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.77% 3.78% -1
New York Mortgage Rates 3.81% 3.80% +1
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.73% 3.73% 0
Texas Mortgage Rates 3.74% 3.76% -2
Washington Mortgage Rates 3.74% 3.80% -6

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