30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall on Weak Retail Sales Data; Current Rate is 3.91%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

SEATTLE, July 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.91 percent, down four basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate dipped early last week, then hovered around 3.89 percent before rising to the current rate on Tuesday.

"Mortgage rates fell early last week as markets were spooked by weak retail sales data and by Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Congressional testimony, which confirmed the first interest rate hike is still several months away," said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. "Looking ahead, we expect rates to be mostly flat in this data-sparse week."

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 3.03 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.89 percent.

Purchase Mortgage Application Activity

Zillow predicts tomorrow's seasonally adjusted Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Index will show purchase loan activity increased by 15 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 3.90% 3.97% -7
Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.88% 3.91% -3
Florida Mortgage Rates 3.96% 3.99% -3
Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.92% 3.95% -3
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.88% 3.92% -4
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.92% 3.95% -3
New York Mortgage Rates 3.98% 4.01% -3
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.90% 3.94% -4
Texas Mortgage Rates 3.89% 3.92% -3
Washington Mortgage Rates 3.90% 3.94% -4

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