30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall on Weak Economic Data; Current Rate is 3.59%, According to Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker

SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.59 percent, down 6 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell early in the week, then hovered around the current rate for the rest of the week.

“Mortgage rates fell last week on a spate of weaker-than-expected economic data and dovish comments from two Fed Governors,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “Despite minor economic data releases, elections in Canada and several Fed speeches this week, rates could retreat from their recent lows and adjust upward.”

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 2.77 percent, while the rate for a 5-1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is 2.69 percent.

Purchase Mortgage Application Activity

Zillow predicts tomorrow’s seasonally adjusted Mortgage Bankers Association Weekly Application Index will show purchase loan activity increased by 7 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
(10/20/15)
Last Week’s
30-Year
Fixed Rate
(10/13/15)
Change in
Basis Points
 
  California Mortgage Rates 3.58% 3.65% -7  
  Colorado Mortgage Rates 3.59% 3.64% -5  
  Florida Mortgage Rates 3.59% 3.67% -8  
  Illinois Mortgage Rates 3.60% 3.67% -7  
  Massachusetts Mortgage Rates 3.59% 3.65% -6  
  New Jersey Mortgage Rates 3.61% 3.61% 0  
  New York Mortgage Rates 3.69% 3.75% -6  
  Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates 3.60% 3.65% -5  
  Texas Mortgage Rates 3.62% 3.62% 0  
  Washington Mortgage Rates 3.58% 3.64% -6  

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