Average rate on US 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.28% in week ended Feb. 13, up from 4.23% in previous week; rate averaged 3.53% a year ago: Freddie Mac
February 13, 2014
– Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing averaged fixed mortgage rates largely unchanged following a week of light economic reports.
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Attributed to Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist, Freddie Mac.
"Mortgage rates were little changed amid a week of light economic reports. Of the few releases, the economy added 113,000 jobs [PDF] in January, which was below the market consensus forecast and followed a slight upward revision of 1,000 jobs in December. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent, which makes thirteen consecutive months without an increase."
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