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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate at Lowest Level Since May 2013; Current Rate is 3.66%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

SEATTLE, Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.66 percent, down nine basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate moved lower last week, dropping to 3.64 percent on Sunday before returning to the current rate.

"Rates dipped again last week on strong U.S. data and international turmoil, falling to levels not seen since the 'Taper Tantrum' in May 2013," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "This week, we expect rates to remain fairly stable, then move slightly higher in response to the Federal Open Market Committee's December statement on Wednesday."

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 2.90 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.76 percent.

Purchase Mortgage Application Activity

Zillow predicts tomorrow's seasonally adjusted Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Index will show purchase loan activity increased by 1 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
30-Year Fixed Rate
(12/16/14)
Last Week's
30-Year Fixed Rate
(12/09/14)

Change in
Basis Points
California Mortgage Rates 3.67% 3.78% -11
Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.61% 3.75% -14
Florida Mortgage Rates 3.66% 3.73% -7
Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.64% 3.74% -10
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.68% 3.74% -6
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.68% 3.77% -9
New York Mortgage Rates 3.67% 3.81% -14
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.65% 3.73% -8
Texas Mortgage Rates 3.67% 3.74% -7
Washington Mortgage Rates 3.67% 3.74% -7

About Zillow Mortgages

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Alison Paoli, Zillow 206-757-2701 or press@zillow.com

Source:Zillow