30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise for Third Consecutive Week; Current Rate is 3.58%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

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SEATTLE, May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 3.58 percent, up ten basis points from 3.48 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.46 and 3.56 percent for the majority of the week before rising to the current rate this morning.

"This past week, mortgage rates jumped to highs not seen since March on the back of strong domestic economic data," said Erin Lantz, director of Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. "Looking ahead, we expect rates will remain fairly flat as markets wait for upcoming Fed meeting minutes to verify whether the QE3 stimulus program will be scaled back earlier than expected."

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 2.70 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.30 percent.

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 3.61% 3.48% +13
Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.54% 3.47% +7
Florida Mortgage Rates 3.54% 3.48% +6
Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.62% 3.48% +14
Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.57% 3.46% +11
New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.54% 3.46% +8
New York Mortgage Rates 3.58% 3.48% +10
Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.55% 3.47% +8
Texas Mortgage Rates 3.61% 3.52% +9
Washington Mortgage Rates 3.60% 3.52% +8

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